How we’re losing the freedom to object to abortion

Mar 13, 2020 by

by Roger Kiska, Christian Concern:

Increasingly, it would seem, cultural forces are aggressively trying to wipe out any dissenting views about abortion. On University Campuses across the country, students’ unions are adopting totalitarian pro-abortion policies which seek to prohibit the affiliation of pro-life student groups and no platform any pro-life activities. Such policies are not only woefully anti-democratic, they are often unlawful.

Anti-life students’ unions

In the last year, legal challenges were successfully brought against the Students’ Unions at Glasgow University, the University of Strathclyde and Aberdeen University. Cardiff University’s pro-choice policy was also amended following a challenge, to remove any semblance of direct discrimination or restrictions on freedom of association. The Christian Legal Centre played significant roles in challenging the pro-abortion policies at both Aberdeen University and Cardiff University.

Anti-life local governments

Similarly, we have seen an onslaught of anti-life activity at the local government level and even by some members of Parliament. In 2018, while the Home Office rejected efforts to create buffer zones around abortion facilities as evidence suggested that the vast majority of protests have been peaceful, local councils such as Ealing have nonetheless been enacting Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) which have the same legal effect as creating buffer zones.

In October 2019, Christian Hacking became the first person to be arrested for publicly praying in front of an abortion clinic in violation of a PSPO. Then in MP Stella Creasy’s constituency of Walthamstow, London, the Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform UK was subjected to a Community Protection Order seeking to criminalise the use of photos of aborted foetuses as part of its peaceful protests.

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