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Abortion site ruling sets off firestorm

A ruling against a controversial antiabortion activist site has civil libertarians choosing sides between First Amendment rights and the right to privacy.

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A federal court ruling against a controversial antiabortion activist site brings the debate over free speech online to a head, as civil libertarians find themselves choosing sides between First Amendment rights and the right to privacy. In the aftermath, the ISP that hosted the site takes it down, as the site's creator vows to find a new host and add a Web cam feature that would visually identify women who seek abortions.

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