VICTORY: Home secretary rejects buffer zone demands

Sep 13, 2018 by

from SPUC:

Sajid Javid said national legislation would not be a proportionate response.

In a great victory for mothers and their babies, the Home Secretary has rejected the idea of implementing nationwide “buffer zone” legislation around abortion clinics.

In a written statement today announcing the result of the Home Office’s review into “protests” outside abortion clinics, Sajid Javid it would “not be a proportionate response” to introduce national buffer zones.

Validation of peaceful vigils

Despite the best efforts of the pro-abortion lobby to characterise peaceful pro-life vigils as violent protests where women are harassed, the review said that “the main activities reported to us that take place during protests include praying, displaying banners and handing out leaflets.”

Antonia Tully, Director of SPUC said she was delighted by the decision. She said: “This is a massive victory for common sense, democracy and above all for the hundreds of vulnerable women who are saved from the horror of abortion at the very gates of the abortion clinic.”

“Throughout our campaign to protect pro-life vigils our thoughts have always been for the mothers who need help, even as they are walking into the abortion clinic, and for the many babies and children alive today because of an encounter with a loving pro-life citizen.”

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