Anti-Abortion Protestor Barred from Clinic Property

This morning the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that anti-abortion extremist Dan Holman cannot come onto the property of the Emma Goldman Clinic. Instead he must stay across the street. Emma Goldman staff first sought an injunction against Holman in September 2003. A district court ruling last year barred Holman from entering an alley behind the clinic and an adjoining parking lot, but allowed him to protest on a sidewalk in front of the clinic. The appellate court ruled today that the district court’s injunction failed to protect clinic staff and clients from harm since Holman could be less than 18 feet from the clinic’s front door and in the direct path of clinic traffic while protesting on the sidewalk.

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