Bubble zones around abortion clinics in effect

Posted February 1, 2018 8:40 pm by Editor

Bubble zones around abortion clinics in effect

Ontario’s new 50-metre, protest-free bubble zones around abortion clinics officially came into effect Feb. 1.The new law bans sidewalk counselling, protest, intimidation, physically interferring with access to the clinics and photographing or taking videos of abortion providers and the clincs’ clients.In addition to Ontario’s 15 free-standing abortion clinics, hospitals, health centres and pharmacies that offer abortion services, as well as offices of doctors who provide abortion, can apply for a “safe access zone” of up to 150 metres. Doctors and other health professionals who provide abortions get an automatic 150-metre bubble zone around their homes.“Protecting women’s right to choose is

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