Scotland – Abortion protest is a sick act of blackmail

Melanie Reid
Monday March 21 2022

Three days a week, as I drive away from a medical research trial at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, I face a protest designed to distress and intimidate women. As a woman, it sickens me.

The gaggle of anti-abortionists, from the US-funded organisation 40 Days of Life, stand at the T-junction near the hospital’s maternity and gynaecology unit. They are usually men or older women and they carry passive-aggressive placards proclaiming “Women do regret abortion”, and “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you”.