UK: Abortion Rights Campaigners Say It’s “Extremely Worrying” That Anti-Abortion Protesters Used Facebook Live Outside A Clinic

Abortion Rights Campaigners Say It’s "Extremely Worrying" That Anti-Abortion Protesters Used Facebook Live Outside A Clinic

Anti-abortion group Abort67 used Facebook Live to stream its demonstration near a BPAS abortion clinic in Hastings.
posted on Feb. 13, 2017
Laura Silver
BuzzFeed News Reporter

Abortion rights campaigners have expressed concern that livestreaming could be used to publicly shame people seeking abortions, after an anti-abortion group used Facebook Live to broadcast a recent demonstration outside a clinic.

Abort67, which regularly uses graphic images of aborted foetuses in its protests, held a demonstration outside Hastings railway station on Friday to launch a new local branch of the group. The station is situated directly opposite a British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) clinic, a leading provider of abortion services.

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Australia: Anti-abortion protester Graham Preston to be first to appeal conviction under Tasmanian law

ABC News, Sept 19, 2016

Graham Preston argues the Tasmanian laws are unconstitutional. © ABC Graham Preston argues the Tasmanian laws are unconstitutional. The first person prosecuted under Tasmania's laws banning pro-life protests outside abortion clinics is appealing against his conviction.

Graham Preston is arguing Tasmania's Reproductive Health laws are unconstitutional and impinge both his right to freedom of religion and political speech.

It is a battle that may well end up in the High Court, with constitutional law experts saying Preston may have a point.

Tasmanian laws introduced in 2013 banned protests within 150 metres of a termination clinic.

Women seeking terminations argue the law is needed to protect their right not be harassed and vilified.

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Source: MSN.com

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