Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Councilors Halt Clinic Proposal.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Dan McKay Journal Staff Writer

Plan Seeks 20-Foot Buffer Zone From Planned Parenthood Land

City councilors this week stalled a move to restrict protests near the Planned Parenthood clinic on San Mateo NE.

The council's land-use committee rejected a bid Wednesday to send the proposal to the full council without recommendation. But the City Council can resurrect the issue at a meeting on Monday.

"This bill hasn't been proven to me to be necessary," Committee Chairman Mike McEntee said during the meeting. "I think it's too broad."

The ordinance prohibited protests within 20 feet of medical clinics citywide. The buffer zone would begin at the property line. …

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