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October-16-97

Connecticut Abortion Protester Repeatedly Violates Court Restrictions

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has asked U.S. District Judge Alan Nevas to deny a $200 refund to Stanley Scott for violating a court order preventing him from screaming outside an abortion clinic.

Nevas has ordered Scott to refrain from shouting anti-abortion invectives outside the Summit Women's Health Clinic in Bridgeport loud enough so that the women inside can hear it. He previously paid $200 for violating the order, but it will be refunded if he can prove he has curtailed his behavior. Blumenthal said videotapes caught Scott violating the order nine times in a two-month period. "He's failing to comply with the court's order by yelling and creating noise in a way that poses a risk to the safety and well-being of people" said Blumenthal.

Scott has protested at the center for 21 years. Under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, Scott's actions have been restricted. The judicial order regulates not only the level of his screaming, but how close he can get to the clinic and its clients and workers. If Nevas finds the video evidence proves Scott has violated the order, he will not refund the $200.

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Media Resources: AP - October 15, 1997