Councilman Bruce Kraus proposed the ban in 2008 after saying constituents frequently complained that the leaflets were a significant source of litter, particularly along East Carson Street in the South Side.
Two anti-abortion activists, Kathleen A. Ramsey of Ross and Albert A. Brunn of Pittsburgh, sued the city in federal court last year, arguing that the ordinance was an unconstitutional restraint on freedom of speech.
Brunn, 81, of Stanton Heights said he wasn't surprised by the proposed settlement.
"According to records, this has gone to the courts many times and the First Amendment has always won, so I expected it would happen," he said.
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