More Abortion Clinic "Buffer Zones" Considered by Councils
Country: United Kingdom
Date of incident: April 23, 2018
Category: Government Restrictions
Attack against: Faith / Morals
Area of case: Governmental
After the Ealing local council voted to ban prayer vigils and protests outside an abortion clinic by issuing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) earlier in April, at least eight councils in the United Kingdom considered implementing abortion clinic "buffer zones."
Across the country, 42 vigils and protests have taken place between 2017 and 2018, according to figures compiled by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS). They were led by a number of pro-life groups including the Good Counsel Network and 40 Days for Life.
Other councils considering PSPOs include Lambeth, Richmond, and Southwark in London, and Portsmouth, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
Read about the Ealing Council vote here.