Scottish Local Councils Demand Right to Install "Buffer Zones"

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: June 7, 2019

Scottish local councils ask for more power to introduce buffer zones around abortion clinics where they see fit without having to appeal to the UK government for permission. This call follows "intimidating" anti-abortion protests outside Glasgow, Larbert and Edinburgh clinics. However, buffer zones such as those would restrict anyone from certain actions such as praying, calmly talking to women about abortion and make them a criminal offense.

Source: The Scotsman

Other cases regarding "buffer zones" include Richmond Council "Buffer Zone" Challenged in Court, UK Court agrees to hear Challenge to Ban on Pro-Life Prayer Outside Abortion Center, High Court Upholds "Buffer Zones" around Abortion Clinic; Appeal Filed and British MPs Demand "Buffer Zones" Outside Abortion Facilities