Freedom of Speech Does Not Mean the Right To Harass

Hmm.

1. Grandmotherly woman who protests at targeted health care clinics against women’s right to have control over their own reproductive organs, wants the “freedom of speech” to go up to the woman walking in for services and talk at her to “show her love”.

2.  Wikipedia:  “Stalking is unwanted or obsessive attention by an individual or group toward another person. Stalking behaviors are related to harassment and intimidation and may include following the victim in person or monitoring them. The word stalking is used, with some differing meanings, in psychology and psychiatry and also in some legal jurisdictions as a term for a criminal offense.”

I surely hope the justice system understands this and isn’t fooled by the semantic slight of hand sweet ole Granny is trying to pull.    And I wish Granny would devote her love, attention and effort to something that already exists:  children in poverty; single moms unable to make a living wage;  high infant mortality rate; child abuse; domestic abuse; sexual trafficking; poor education system….and the list goes on and on.  But I guess that would take actual action, as opposed to harassment.

For more info on this topic, visit:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june14/scotus2_01-15.html

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