Charlotte Noise Ordinance

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Local anti-abortion groups are considering filing suit after the Charlotte City Council voted to limit amplified sounds outside medical facilities, such as a heavily-protested women's clinic in east Charlotte.

protesters at Charlotte City Council meeting

In an 8 to 3 vote, the Charlotte City Council approved changes to the city’s noise ordinance.

One of the most controversial changes involved amplified sound. Now amplified sound will be banned within 150 feet of schools, places of worship, and medical facilities—including A Preferred Women's Health Center of Charlotte, a heavily protested abortion clinic on Latrobe Drive.