Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Limit on Protests Finds No Sponsor.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Dan McKay Journal Staff Writer

Mayor Jim Baca says he is "flabbergasted" that no city councilor has agreed to sponsor a proposal that would limit protests near medical clinics.

"Apparently, nobody is willing to put their name on it," Baca said Monday.

The mayor had planned to have the measure introduced at a City Council meeting Monday. But the proposal apparently is on hold.

"Hopefully, someone will step forward," Baca said.

The proposal called the Safe Passage and Privacy Ordinance would prohibit "demonstration activity" within 100 feet of a "health care facility."

Anti-abortion activists who gather at the Planned Parenthood clinic on San Mateo NE say the measure would infringe on their right to demonstrate peacefully. …

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