The city of Oakland, California passed a new law that targeting pro-life members who gather outside abortion clinics, providing information to potential abortion clients. Councilwoman Jane Brunner proposed the measure, which would insulate women from hearing the pro-life messages.
Cyrus Johnson, an attorney with Pacific Justice Institute, commented on the decision, "This is the biggest threat to free speech in a generation, and that's not hyperbole. I truly believe that, with regards to the topic of abortion, which is very controversial, this is the government deciding which message can be heard and which message cannot be heard."
Oakland city message to pro-lifers: Shut up! 'This is the biggest threat to free speech in a generation, and that's not hyperbole'