Another buffer zone to deny women alternatives to abortion  

Life is disappointed at the vote by a committee of Richmond Council to implement yet another unnecessary buffer zone in England, to protect the abortion industry.

The Regulatory Committee of Richmond Council this evening decided to ban people standing outside a BPAS abortion clinic, praying and offering support to women in crisis.

Commenting on the new buffer zone ban, Life Spokeswoman Clare Plasom-Scott said “This is being done under the guise of protecting women when what it really does is protect the profits of the abortion clinic. BPAS Richmond saw a 24% reduction in the number of abortions it performed between 2013 and 2017 and it must be concerned about its income.

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.

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 an abortion clinic.

Buffer zones are not needed in this country. The law already provides a legal mechanism to arrest and prosecute anyone who intimidates or harasses 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 interests 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 or impedes such support, especially for women who are vulnerable and in crisis, do not genuinely have the interest of women at heart.”


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3 people are talking about Another buffer zone to deny women alternatives to abortion  

  1. Michael Scott says:

    Buffer zones have been included in the Allinson Abortion Bill, which has just received Royal Assent.
    Tragically approved by the UK Ministry of Justice, for implementation on the Isle of Man. Dozens of babies were saved here in the LIFE House and by Manx women contacting the helpline/text-to-talk ,over the last 30 years, {620125}. LIFE IOM will continue to offer support despite new buffer zones!

  2. Rosalind Taisia says:

    Dr Allinson (aka Dr Death) brought before Tynwald (Manx Parliament) the Abortion Reform Bill which allows abortion up to full term. Dr Allinson stated, "I believe medically life begins when a baby is born and alive." Has he not read all the scientific proof that life begins at fertilization! He also included in his Bill, Buffer Zones to stop anyone communicating with or offering support to women outside abortion centres and pharmacies. Surely this is taking away 'freedom of speech' and also the right for women facing crisis pregnancies to make an 'informed choice'. Life is there to help women who are pregnant to be a listening ear; show care and compassion, or help with emotional, physical or spiritual needs. (Text-to-Talk 07860 077 339; Free National helpline: 0808 802 5433; help@lifecharity.org.uk). Buffer Zones will not deter us from continuing to be a voice for the most vulnerable human beings 'the unborn babies'.

  3. cool essay says:

    During the Board’s discussion before its final vote on the regulations, one Board member described her recent visit to a local abortion clinic. She wanted to assess, first hand, the current conditions of the clinic and whether the physical plant standards that the Board was considering were necessary. She described to her fellow Board members a set of stairs leading up to the second floor clinic that appeared structurally unsound, a narrow hallway that would be difficult to bring a patient through on a gurney in an emergency situation, and a sink that could not allow a doctor to properly scrub up.

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