The institution was unanimously recognized by the British Supreme Court on December 7 “Buffer zones around abortion clinics in Northern Ireland. “The judges ruled that the bill considered by the legislators did not violate the freedom of expression guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights., Detailed The Irish Times.
A bill passed in the Northern Irish Assembly in March provides a package of measures to prevent Anti-abortion activists Display within 100 meters of abortion hospitals or clinics. The Attorney General of Northern Ireland argued that this was a breach of this “Freedom of Conscience, Expression and Assembly of Anti-Abortion Activists”, Remember that Guardian.
A public health problem
what Supreme Court Restrictions were answered “Responded to a legitimate public health objective”. Lord Reid, president of the law firm, reiterated the importance of not impeding the right of women in Northern Ireland to access abortion services:
“A legislative instrument that allows a political minority to undermine the right to abortion in the name of freedom of expression, conscience and assembly would effectively strip women of the rights guaranteed by law.”
A historic day for reproductive rights
Abortion rights advocates including In ScotlandParliament was awaiting a court decision before establishing its own restricted zones around hospitals.
Scottish Greens MP Gillian Mackay, behind the Safe Zones for Abortion Clinics bill across the country, welcomes the move: “Across Scotland, women are subjected to humiliation and shocking images when visiting abortion centres. This is a welcome decision and a historic day for reproductive rights.