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Protection Against Clinic Violence

Any person acting alone or in concert with others who willfully or recklessly interferes with access to or from a medical facility or disrupts the normal functioning of the facility by obstructing the individual's free passage, making noise that unreasonably disturbs the peace, trespassing on the facility, making harassing or threatening telephone calls to the facility, or threatening to injure the owners, employees, patients, or property of the facility shall be imprisoned for up to six months, fined up to $1000, or both.  Any person who acts alone or in concert with others with the intent to prevent a medical provider or a member of the medical provider's family from entering or leaving the provider's home may be imprisoned for up to six months, fined up to $1000, or both.  D.C. Code Ann. §§ 22-1314.01, -1314.02 (Enacted 1996).


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