Former nanny files suit against buffer zone around UK abortion clinic
A former nanny has announced she will launch a legal challenge to quash the first buffer zone around a UK abortion clinic.
The 100-meter exclusion zone around the Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, London, took effect on 23rd April. It means that anyone who prays openly, hands out pro-life literature or approaches clients of the clinic within the zone will be committing a crime.
Alina Dulgheriu, a native of Brasov, Romania, said that on 26th April she will appeal to a High Court judge to declare the move by Ealing Council as illegal. She claims there is no evidence that members of the Good Council Network, a pro-life group that hold vigils outside the clinic, has harassed women going for abortions.
The buffer zone, she said, infringes on human rights laws guaranteeing freedom of association, expression and freedom of religion, and also stops people offering help to women who feel abandoned.
“My little girl is here today because of the real practical and emotional support that I was given by a group outside the outside a Marie Stopes clinic,” she said.
Picture: Alina Dulgheriu.Tags: Abortion, Alina Dulgheriu, Ealing, legal, Marie Stopes, pro-life