CNA Staff, Nov 24, 2020 / 19:01 pm
Pro-choice activists are calling on the Scottish government to ban prayer and public discussion of abortion in the vicinity of the country's abortion clinics.
"We think that it's time that the Scottish Government legitimise buffer zones around clinics providing abortion services Scotland-wide," said Ella Cheney, founder of Back Off Scotland, according to the Edinburgh daily The Scotsman.
"Anti-choice activity outside clinics is incoherent with our right to confidentially access essential medical services - with our right to choose," she added.
Cheney said that "I have accessed sexual health services and witnessed these groups outside praying. It's intimidating and made me feel uncomfortable. People have a right to their views but shouldn't be talking to women about them at the point they are trying to access services."