British MPs make another push for exclusion zones

Another bid is being made in the British parliament to introduce exclusion zones outside abortion facilities aimed at stopping pro-lifers, including those offering pro-life counselling, from gathering nearby. A similar attempt is promised here.

Labour MP Dr Rupa Huq is introducing a bill “to restrict demonstrations in the vicinity of abortion clinics; and for connected purposes.”

If it receives the support of the House, pro-abortion MPs may change tack and add a censorship zone amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill, during that Bill’s Report Stage.

If introduced, exclusion zones, sometimes called ‘censorship zones’, would effectively ban volunteers from peacefully praying and offering support to women entering abortion clinics across England and Wales.

A spokesperson for Right To Life UK, Catherine Robinson said: “By attempting to restrict where women facing unplanned pregnancies can receive compassionate emotional and practical support, the ‘pro-choice’ lobby are removing real choice for women and revealing they’re really just pro-abortion.