Lawyer says no buffer zones needed around abortion clinics in England
MANCHESTER, England – A prominent Catholic lawyer has expressed concern that local governments are considering exclusion zones around abortion clinics, with no proof anyone is harassing pregnant women.
Neil Addison, director of the Thomas More Legal Centre and author of two legal textbooks on U.K. harassment law, said Marie Stopes International had failed to prove that pro-life pavement counselors were intimidating its clients. Marie Stopes is an international nongovernmental organization that provides abortion services.The Marie Stopes clinic in west London wants the local Ealing Council to create a “buffer zone” to keep anti-abortion advocates away from pregnant women. The council has