The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a Colorado case that asked the question, Should abortion protesters be allowed to wave signs featuring "gruesome images" in places where children might see? The case started in 2005, when abortion protesters did just that outside St. John's Cathedral in ... More >>
Should abortion protestors be allowed to wave signs featuring "gruesome images" in places where children might see them? That's the question two Colorado anti-abortion advocates and the Chicago-based Thomas More Society, a national pro-life law firm, want the U.S. Supreme Court to answer. "Children ... More >>
Race for the Cure.For many years, the regional Planned Parenthood headquarters was Westword's neighbor, and we had a front-row seat for the picketers who harassed employees of an organization that does so much more than providing abortion services.
Update: Yesterday, the Justice Department's request for a preliminary injunction against abortion protester Kenneth Scott, federally charged with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, aka the FACE Act, was rejected. Scott's legal team considers the ruling a major victory that's po ... More >>
Kenneth and Jo Scott. Kenneth Scott, abortion protester extraordinaire, recently added more firepower to his legal defense: He is now being represented by the Thomas More Society, a national pro-life law firm. In June, Scott and his wife, Jo, were served with a civil complaint by the U.S. Jus ... More >>
Jo Scott.Jo Scott is the truest of believers when it comes the fight against abortion rights -- so much so that she's repeatedly violated both state and federal laws designed to protect clinic visitors. But the level of harassment will presumably be modified now that a settlement with the Jus ... More >>
Jo Scott.In April, Jo Scott -- one of the central figures in our 2008 feature "Planned Parenthood's Scheme to Bust Abortion Protesters" -- was convicted of violating the state's bubble law, which bans anti-abortion picketers from coming within eight feet of anyone in a hundred-foot radius of ... More >>
Jo Scott.Yesterday, we reported about a pair of guilty verdicts against Jo Scott in relation to Colorado's bubble law, which is meant to prevent anti-abortion protesters from harassing clinic patients. In the post, we quoted Scott from a 2008 interview talking about how she's a hero for savi ... More >>
Jo Scott in 2008.The 2008 feature "Planned Parenthood's Scheme to Bust Abortion Protesters" focused on longtime pro-life advocate Jo Scott. That August, she was convicted of violating the state's "bubble law," which prohibits anti-abortion types from coming within eight feet of anyone in a hu ... More >>
Letters from the week of October 2, 2008
Jo Scott as seen on Channel 7. In this week's Westword, "Bursting Their Bubble" discusses the first successful prosecution in Denver of a Bubble-Law violation. Convicted in August, Jo Scott will be back in court on September 30 to find out whether she'll be ordered to stay away from all Planned Pa ... More >>
A Denver-based anti-abortion group has issued a deadline of January 31 to the local office of contractor Weitz Co. to halt construction on a Planned Parenthood facility in East Denver. More than a symbolic gesture to mark the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Will Duffy, lead organizer ... More >>
Bob Enyart is pro-life, pro-death (penalty) and anti-gay, and now he wants to take over the country.