CNA Newsroom, Oct 18, 2022 / 10:21 am
A council in England has made making the sign of the cross and prayer illegal in public areas around an abortion provider.
The Council of Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole in southern England has drawn red lines around an abortion provider and designated the area a “safe zone.” Anyone caught crossing themselves, reciting Scripture, or sprinkling holy water behind these red lines can be fined £100 (about $113) or risk a court conviction.
The prominent Catholic convert Gavin Ashenden wrote on Twitter: “Bournemouth 2022. It is now illegal to cross yourself. Stop for a moment and think about the implications….”
Bournemouth 2022. It is now. illegal to cross yourself. Stop for a moment and think about the implications…. pic.twitter.com/4gqnaXGpha— Gavin Ashenden (@gavinashenden) October 16, 2022