MSI Reproductive Choices’ comment on UK vote in favour of national abortion clinic buffer zones

Policy and advocacy   |   18 October 2022   |   2 min read



Today, the House of Commons has voted in favour of national legislation on abortion clinic buffer zones in England and Wales.

MSI Reproductive Choices’ UK Advocacy and Public Affairs Advisor, Louise McCudden, said:

“Today’s vote marks a huge victory for reproductive rights. This will protect over 100,000 women a year, who will finally be able to access the healthcare to which they are legally entitled free from intimidation and harassment.

“For decades, our teams around the country have been forced to witness the cruel tactics of anti-abortion groups who have had a free pass to harass people attending our clinics, invade their space and attempt to block their right to healthcare.

“This landmark decision marks the culmination of years of inspirational campaigning by groups across the country and we are incredibly grateful to all the MPs who supported this amendment.

“At long last, everyone will have the right to access vital reproductive healthcare with safety, dignity, and privacy, no matter where in the country they happen to live.”

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