Yvette Cooper calls for buffer zones around abortion clinics

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has called for buffer zones to be enforced around abortion clinics to protect women from harassment.

A recent spate of highly organised protests have taken place around abortion clinics, intimidating and harassing women.

Many women have been confronted by protesters, been photographed going in and out of clinics and been presented with disturbing imagery as they visit clinics.

I think it's really important that women who are on their way to sensitive healthcare appointments don't find themselves being harassed, or intimidated or even filmed on the way to those appointments.

That's why I think it would be much better if there was an agreed area outside the clinics where the protests didn't take place.

  • Yvette Cooper, speaking to ITV
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