Rome Newsroom, Mar 24, 2022 / 13:52 pm
An abortion clinic “buffer zone” bill was passed by members the Northern Ireland Assembly on Thursday.
The Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill makes it a criminal offense for pro-lifers to engage in “influencing” women inside “safe access zones” around premises offering abortions.
The bill was passed at its Final Stage on March 24. It now awaits Royal Assent, at which point it will become law.
Catherine Robinson, spokesperson for Right To Life UK, said on Thursday: “The result of today’s vote is disappointing, not least because it is so blatantly contrary to what the Northern Ireland public wants.”