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Pro-life ‘crisis pregnancy centre’ set to open in Edinburgh city-centre next term

American pro-life group Stanton International plans to launch a ‘crisis pregnancy centre’ in Edinburgh in a move Back Off Scotland’s co-founder says “should worry us all”. The Student can exclusively reveal that the centre will open next term in a city centre location, putting it in close proximity to two of the city’s universities. A […]

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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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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 […]