This is a good start.
But 36 years after Roe v. Wade, the abortion war goes on, even in a small way in New York, where next month, a new city law will take effect that could make it easier for anti-abortion demonstrators to be arrested if they restrict access to a clinic or harass people attempting to enter.
The law currently allows the police to make arrests only if the person directly affected — usually a woman entering a clinic for an abortion — is willing to press charges. The new law allows third parties, such as clinic workers, to press charges if they witness the activity.
The sidewalk counselors, as Ms. Beyel and her fellow demonstrators call themselves, say they are afraid they will be unfairly prosecuted.
Good. Be afraid. STF.