Today’s ruling by the High Court that the Ealing buffer zone is lawful is deeply disappointing as instead of protecting women, it protects the maximising, conveyor belt culture in the abortion industry.
In the ruling today, the court agreed that the ban interfered with the human rights of the demonstrators but said the ban was justified.
Life’s Education Director Anne Scanlan said “In contrast to many unsubstantiated allegations about demonstrators outside abortion clinics, we have the real and powerful testimonies of women like Alina Dulgheriu, who now have a baby after receiving support offered outside the clinics.
Every human life saved by a woman in crisis who decides to take up an offer of support, represents a denial of income for the abortion industry which rakes in more than £100M every year. We can therefore understand why they would want to stop those who are offering alternatives to abortion.
Buffer zones are not needed in this country. The law already provides a legal mechanism to arrest and prosecute anyone who intimidates or harass women and we fully support this. However something has to be wrong when small groups of people praying and offering support to women if they want it, are deemed to be harassing and intimidating women.
Those who truly believe in the interest of women should let their pro-choice rhetoric extend towards support for the provision of practical support to women who choose to keep their baby. Anyone who speaks against such support, especially for women who are vulnerable and in crisis, do not genuinely have the interest of women at heart.”