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Both sides of abortion debate watch high court case closely

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The Supreme Court case regards a MA law that keeps activists away from abortion clinics. The Supreme Court case regards a MA law that keeps activists away from abortion clinics.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

In North Alabama, both sides of the abortion debate are watching a Supreme Court case regarding a Massachusetts law that keeps activists away from abortion clinics closely.

Huntsville's abortion clinic, The Women's Center for Reproductive Health is one of only a handful of clinics in the state. Protestors and counter protestors gather outside the building nearly every day.

"We're all for first-amendment rights, but we have a right to not be bombarded. It is bombardment when the anti-choice people approach these women," said pro-choice protestor Alisa Bennett.

Anti-abortion protestors dispute that claim. They said they're there to persuade women against having abortions and if they were hostile, that wouldn't be very persuasive.

"I kill them with kindness. For example, they do wrong; you're supposed to love them anyway like Jesus loved the church. We love everybody in the world and we pray for them," said anti-abortion protestor Carl Tipton.

Tipton said lawmakers should focus more on jobs and less on restricting free speech.

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