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The new Buffer Zones Law – Information for Patients

What does the Buffer Zones Law do?
The Buffer Zones law creates a fixed 35-foot protest-free zone around the entrances and driveways of reproductive health centers in Massachusetts—like Planned Parenthood health centers.  

What does the law mean for you, the patient?
The law makes it easier for you to access reproductive and sexual health care services at Planned Parenthood. Protestors are not allowed to approach you when you are within 35 feet of our health center entrances or driveways. You may notice painted sidewalk lines or signs marking off the 35 feet zone.  Protestors must stand behind these lines. If a protestor approaches you within the painted lines, you can report it to a Planned Parenthood security guard or staff member.


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