And the Council concluded that the limited buffer zoneestablished by the Article was “necessary to ensure thatpatients have unimpeded access to reproductive health careservices while also ensuring that the First Amendment rights of people to communicate their message to their intended audienceis not unduly restricted or overburdened.”
Section 21-112 defines several terms used throughoutArticle IX:(1)
Reproductive Health Care Facilities
shall mean anybuilding, structure or place, or any portion thereof, atwhich licensed, certified, or otherwise legally authorizedpersons provide health care services or health carecounseling relating to the human reproductive system.
means an area of protection surroundingthe premises of a Reproductive Health Care Facility thathas a thirty-five (35) foot radius extending in alldirections.(3)
Premises of a Reproductive Health Care Facility
shallmean the driveway, entrance, entryway, or exit of aReproductive Health Care Facility and any parking lot inwhich the facility has an ownership, easement or leaseholdinterest or other property right.
shall include, but is not limited to1.
Not-for profit organizations;4.
Groups or other entities.
at § 21-112.Section 21-113 contains two separate provisions.Subsection (1), which is not challenged by Plaintiffs, prohibits
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