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Abortion Protesters and Supporters Face Off in SF’s Mission

Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of Planned Parenthood Saturday at noon to oppose and support abortion rights. The two groups faced off across barricades at the clinic located at 1650 Valencia St. Abortion opponents numbered around 40 and supporters of choice about 200. The counterprotests mirror hundreds around the country this weekend and come as a response to the recent...

Billboard Near Planned Parenthood Promises to Reverse Abortions

A billboard on Mission and Valencia streets features a picture of a woman next to a baby and message that says in capital letters, “Abortion Pill Reversal.” The 12-foot by 25-foot billboard is part of a campaign to promote what health authorities say is an unproven treatment being performed by a network of 270 doctors worldwide. Its placement – one...

Uncertain Future: SF’s Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

A police cruiser sat in the center divider on Valencia Street Thursday morning, observing but not interfering with protesters displaying images of fetuses and calling out to clients at a Planned Parenthood center—despite the fact that they were standing inside a yellow circle painted on the ground that, until recently, kept them at a distance. Since the Supreme Court’s McCullen decision, which...

Supervisors Move to Pass Planned Parenthood Buffer Zone

Anti-abortion activists outside Planned Parenthood’s Valencia Street clinic vowed to fight on Thursday despite initial approval this week by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors of an expanded 25-foot buffer zone around reproductive healthcare facilities in an effort to protect patients from intimidation and harassment. Pending final approval, the expanded buffer zone would replace the current 8-foot “bubble zone” shielding...

Protesters at Planned Parenthood May Face 25-Foot Buffer Zone

Protesters against Planned Parenthood may have to shout a little louder to be heard if the amendments to the San Francisco Access to Health Care Facilities ordinance introduced by Supervisor David Campos on Tuesday are approved. The amendments would create a buffer zone in front of health care facilities like the Valencia Street Planned Parenthood clinic that would prohibit protesters,...

Planned Parenthood and Pro-Life Advocates Clash Over Space in Front of Valencia St. Clinic

Every Thursday morning, before most people get out of bed, Erika Hathaway packs her wheelchair into her uncle’s truck and heads to the Planned Parenthood clinic on Valencia Street. Hathaway isn’t receiving ongoing medical treatment at Planned Parenthood. She is an anti-abortion protester who situates her wheelchair in prime position — in front of the clinic doors. Hathaway and her uncle,...