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The Student investigates: the fight for abortion clinic buffer zones

Since October 2020, the Back Off Scotland campaign group has been on the front line of counter-protests against pro-life demonstrators who have gathered outside abortion clinics in Edinburgh, and more widely across Scotland. On 4 November, the Scottish parliament debated a motion from Green MSP Gillian Mackay in favour of implementing so-called buffer zones around […]

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“Back off Chalmers” campaign in Edinburgh gains momentum

A group of University of Edinburgh students have started a campaign to establish 100 metre buffer zones around sexual health clinics that offer abortion services in Edinburgh, in a bid to protect those accessing the services from anti-abortion protestors.  The “Back Off Chalmers” campaign’s petition has already received over 5,000 signatures since it was first […]