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Scottish Government to back ‘buffer zones’ for abortion services

On Tuesday 6 September Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish Government will support Gillian Mackay MSP’s Safe Access Zones Bill. The Bill was proposed by Mackay, a member of the Scottish Greens, in partnership with abortion rights campaign Back Off Scotland. It proposes to introduce safe access zones of 150 metres around reproductive healthcare sites […]

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Scottish Government to research impact of abortion clinic protests 

This article was originally submitted on the 14th March The Scottish Government will commission research on the impact of abortion clinic protests, focusing on  the frequency, scale and impact on patients.  This comes after the Government stated in November 2021 that they did not consider it appropriate to  introduce nationwide ‘buffer zone’ legislation, which would […]

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Edinburgh students should back the “Back off Chalmers” group

Despite Covid-19 restrictions, Chalmers Sexual Health unit has seen monthly appearances of anti-abortion protests on their doorstep. In the wake of this, a group of University of Edinburgh students have set up the campaign group “Back Off Chalmers” to counter their protests. The campaign is working towards persuading Edinburgh Council to enforce a 100-metre buffer […]