Columbus, OH City Council voted to chill protests in the city through a proposed ordinance that would charge anti-abortion activists with a first-degree misdemeanor for "harassing" someone within 15 feet of an abortion center. The ordinance is specifically targeted at the pro-life activists that have created a consistent presence outside the two remaining abortion facilities in Columbus. This ordinance is a solution looking for problem. It is redundant, unnecessary, and unconstitutional. Enforcing this law will be a nightmare for law enforcement leading to frivolous reports, citations, and possible lawsuits costing the city of Columbus money. City council has one purpose in mind and that is to silence opposition at abortion facilities.