DENIED

06.11.133:00 PM ET

Protesters Banned From Showing Abortion Images

In free-speech case, SCOTUS lets state’s decision stand.

Denver Episcopal church St. John’s in the Wilderness sued a group of anti-abortion protesters after their demonstration featured graphic images that it said disrupted services and disturbed young children. The case was brought to the United States Supreme Court, which denied taking it, effectively upholding the state’s ruling to block the protesters from waving the posters. Lawyers for the protesters claim this is counter to the court’s precedent of upholding a right to present offensive or obnoxious speech in public. The protesters waved posters with photos of aborted fetuses at the church and interrupted an Easter procession.

 comments
Get The Daily Beast In Your Inbox
By clicking "Subscribe", you agree to have read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Thank You!
You are now subscribed to the Cheat Sheet. We will not share your email with anyone for any reason
You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest. We will not share your email with anyone for any reason
You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest and Cheat Sheet. We will not share your email with anyone for any reason
Follow The Daily Beast