I’ve seen first hand why we need safe access zones around abortion clinics

SMH, 29 May 2017
Author: Philip Goldstone
“Earlier this month, Dr Mehreen Faruqi’s private member’s bill seeking to decriminalise abortion in NSW was defeated by the NSW Legislative Council. Had it been successful, the bill, among other things, would have implemented 150-metre safe access zones around clinics that provide abortion services. The zones ensure patients can enter a clinic without being harassed by protesters and recorded without their permission. They provide a bubble of safety around a clinic so patients can have their privacy upheld and can access sexual and reproductive health services without being intimidated.”
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