McCullen v. Coakley

Supreme Court vindicates the rights of pro-life sidewalk counselors to engage in peaceful prayer and witness to women and men entering abortion facilities in a 9-0 victory for Free Speech. (12/15/2020)

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Eleanor McCullen

Two days a week, five hours per day, for the last 14 years, Eleanor McCullen has stood on the sidewalk outside a Boston Planned Parenthood facility trying to persuade mothers not to abort their babies. (4/19/2020)


4 Reasons Why the U.S. Supreme Court Should Hear This Anti-Free Speech ‘Buffer Zone’ Case

The First Amendment doesn’t only protect those Americans who agree with the government. (5/14/2020)


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Outside the Lines: High Court Hears Buffer Zone Case

“Good morning! What can I do to help you?” 76-year-old grandmother Eleanor McCullen has greeted hundreds of young ladies in Massachusetts outside of abortion clinics, providing them with viable options and helping them understand the tragedy of abortion. But in 2007, Massachusetts passed a law that made it virtually impossible for Eleanor to speak with the ladies at most abortion clinics in the state. The law draws a 35-foot “buffer zone” around the entrances to all abortion clinics, and prohibits any pro-life speech in those zones. (4/19/2020)


Bruni v. City of Pittsburgh

Though flawed, 3rd Circuit decision left standing makes clear city ordinance doesn’t apply to pro-life sidewalk counselors (1/11/2021)


National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra

California’s Reproductive FACT Act, AB 775, forced pro-life pregnancy care centers to provide free advertising for the abortion industry. (10/22/2020)


Celebrating Heroes Who Defend Life at Heartbeat International Conference

Our friends at Heartbeat are “Celebrating Heroes” – in particular, those who defend the lives of unborn children and work to support the mothers and fathers who are confused and scared in the face of an unplanned pregnancy. (4/20/2020)


David Benham’s Arrest Reminds Us that Threats to Sidewalk Counseling Are Nothing New

Often counselors who stand outside of abortion facilities are the last voice a woman hears before her abortion appointment. (5/28/2020)


3 Reasons Pittsburgh’s “Censorship Zones” Should Be Struck Down

Last week, a federal district court once again upheld Pittsburgh’s censorship zone ordinance. There are a few problems with this ruling. (4/20/2020)


You Can Join with ADF to Do Something about Planned Parenthood

Demasking and defunding Planned Parenthood has become an urgent priority for politicians, aspiring investigative reporters, and concerned citizens all over the country – and those of us who have been committed to that worthy goal for many years are more than glad to have them alongside us in the effort. (4/19/2020)