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Abortion clinic safe zone imposed by Ealing Council


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A 100m buffer zone will be created to stop vigils being held outside the building

A buffer zone will be created at a west London abortion clinic to stop vigils being held outside the building.

Ealing councillors unanimously voted to implement a safe zone around the Marie Stopes clinic after women complained of intimidation by protesters.

The Good Counsel Network, which holds daily vigils outside the centre in Mattock Lane, denies harassing women.

The decision means both anti-abortion and pro-choice campaigners cannot stand within 100 metres of the clinic.

Rival campaigners gathered outside the council building while the vote was taken.

The decision could pave the way for other councils to follow suit.



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