Abortion clinic safe zone imposed by Ealing Council

Apr 11, 2018 by

BBC News:

A buffer zone will be created at a west London abortion clinic to stop vigils being held outside the building.

Ealing councillors unanimously voted to implement a safe zone around the Marie Stopes clinic after women complained of intimidation by protesters.

The Good Counsel Network, which holds daily vigils outside the centre in Mattock Lane, denies harassing women.

The decision means both anti-abortion and pro-choice campaigners cannot stand within 100 metres of the clinic.

Applause in broke out in the Ealing council cabinet room following the decision, but a protestor then interrupted the meeting and accused the council of taking away their rights.

Richard Bentley, Marie Stopes UK managing director, said: “This is a landmark decision for women.

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