Anti-abortion groups challenge Louisville buffer zone law

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anti-abortion groups are challenging a new Louisville law that creates a buffer zone around medical centers. It bars protesters from an area in front of a downtown abortion clinic. The new law passed by the Louisville Metro Council last month creates a 10-foot-wide zone outside healthcare facilities, including the EMW Women’s clinic. The downtown facility routinely draws sidewalk protests from anti-abortion advocates. The Sisters for Life, its founder Angela Minter and the Kentucky Right to Life filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Louisville. They argue the buffer zone violates the groups’ free speech rights.