CANADA – Legislation introduced in Alberta to create safe zones around abortion clinics

Legislation that would institute safe zones around abortion clinics would prevent patients from harassment, says Kim Cholewa, clinic manager of Woman’s Health Options, Edmonton’s only abortion clinic, which was established by abortion-rights advocate Dr Henry Morgentaler. “These last couple of years, it’s really escalated with the number of people, their aggressiveness, their lack of respect for our injunction, the harassment and intimidation of our patients,” she said. The Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP) government tabled … Continued

ENGLAND – Abortion clinic buffer zone imposed by Ealing Council in London

A 100m buffer zone will be created around the Marie Stopes Clinic in west London to stop vigils being held outside the building and harassment and bullying of women and staff entering and leaving the clinic. One source has said a fine would also be charged for an offence. More than 300 people wrote to the council describing the pro-life protesters as “intimidating and harassing”. The London Borough of Ealing’s Council unanimously voted to implement … Continued

UK – Anti-abortion protesters target MP’s offices and threaten more

  The Voice for Choice coalition in the UK have long been aware of persistent protests by anti-abortion activists outside abortion clinics across the UK. In West London, outside a Marie Stopes clinic in the borough of Ealing, women going into the clinic have been followed, called ‘murderers’, and told to ‘change their lifestyles so they won’t end up back [at the clinic]’. There have also been reports of women being filmed, the display of … Continued

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