Abortion Bill: Zones banning protestors set to become law
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - Politics
Provisions that will ban protestors from approaching patients and medics in ’access zones’ have been added to the bill.
Ralph Peake (Douglas North) succeeded in getting backing for the new clauses that will enable the creation of ’access zones’ around the hospital, centres offering abortion services and the homes of medical staff. Some, mainly technical, amendments were approved.
Under the new provision, anti-abortion protestors will face prosecution if they target vulnerable women or staff in such access zones.
Abortion reform: Were extreme protests just a 'moment in time'?
Friday, 16 March 2018
A claim was made this week that that further extreme anti-abortion protests were unlikely.
Chris Robertshaw (Douglas East) made the assertion as he questioned the need for a proposal to introduce a law creating safety zones around areas where abortion services would be provided.