In what he said was response to inappropriate tactics of anti-abortion protestors, Todd Stave, the landlord of the Germantown clinic that rents to abortion practitioner , has been calling the homes of anti-abortion protestors, Voice of Choice.
Patch reported on in September 2011, a plan Stave hatched shortly after anti-abortion protestors staged a rally outside his child’s middle school.
The topic is back in the news again — The Baltimore Sun picked up the story in light of a recent lecture Stave gave at a Baltimore-area community college, reopening the discussion of First Amendment Rights and whether those on both sides of the issue have crossed the line.
Germantown has been nudged into the broader debate over abortion ever since the arrival of Carhart in 2010. Carhart is one of the few doctors in the U.S. to openly perform late-term abortions. As a result, his office on Wisteria Drive has drawn supporters and protesters, notably the Summer of Mercy 2.0 and the Celebration of Choice last year.
How Far is Too Far?
When it comes to public discourse, debate and executing your rights to free speech, how far is too far? Is calling the homes opponents crossing the line? Is protesting outside the school of the abortion practitioner’s landlord’s child going too far?
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