Campaign response – The Home Secretary must urgently review flawed consultation on abortion clinic buffer zones
In recent weeks some constituents have contacted me to ask if I would write to Home Secretary about the issue of buffer zones around abortion clinics.
This follows reports in the media that a number of medical bodies and charities have appealed to the Home Office to review its decision last year to not install buffer zones.
Constituents have expressed concerns that the introduction of buffer zones around abortion clinics could lead to an infringement on the rights to free speech and to protest.
I am sure all constituents will agree with me that this is a highly sensitive and complex issue but one that the government must get right.
I have therefore written to the Home Secretary to seek a meeting with her to discuss the issue further, and will be updating constituents on the progress and outcome of the meeting.