Home Affairs Committee

Harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics

Inquiry status: Concluded

Oral evidence concluded.

Oral evidence session

The Committee held an evidence session on harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics.

The issues addressed in the session included: the nature and scale of protests outside abortion clinics and their impact on patients, staff and the local areas; and whether existing measures, such as Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), are appropriate to deal with protests of this kind or whether further legislative measures may be necessary.

The Home Office also announced its own review on this topic.

The session did not examine wider issues relating to abortion policy.


Latest evidence

  • 12 Dec 2017 - Harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF426 KB) HC 638 | Published 13 Dec 2017

    Evidence given by Councillor Julian Bell, Leader of the Council, Ealing Council, Councillor Binda Rai, Ealing Council; Clare Murphy, Director of External Affairs, British Pregnancy Advisory Service, John Hansen-Brevetti, Clinical Operations Manager, West London Centre and Acting Clinical Governance and Quality Lead – Greater London & South East, Marie Stopes UK, Antonia Tully, Head of Campaigning, Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, Clare McCullough, Director, Good Counsel Network

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