R E A S O N S to O P P O S E
BANS HELP WHERE IT'S NEEDED MOST
Hundreds of women are helped by pro-life outreach every year. This help is offered ‘at the gate’ because that is the place of need. The clinic gate is the last possible proven…
The imposition of censorship zones ignores the real experience of thousands of women. Women are being denied the opportunity to give back the same kind of help they received.
VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS
Censorship zones would prevent the otherwise legal activities of citizens and violate well-established human rights. Such rights are enshrined both in domestic law and international convention.
Preventing the free assembly of citizens on public land and the
exchange of information and ideas is deadly to democracy.
Censorship zones are draconian because they criminalise citizens for activities that would otherwise be legal…
EXISTING POWERS PROTECT
There are wide ranging powers available for authorities to keep public order and protect the public…
"FAKE NEWS" DRIVEN
The media has been flooded with misleading phrases such as ‘harassment’ or ‘abuse’ intended to mis-characterise the true nature of vigils.
ENCOURAGES 'MOB RULE'
The implementation of censorship zones set a precedent that a pressure group can censor another minority group they disagree with…
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“Don’t criminalise help” – Mum who benefited from volunteers outside an abortion clinic backs Petition of Concern to stop introduction of ‘censorship zones’
Eleven years ago, I was single, abandoned, facing unemployment, and terrified when I discovered I was pregnant. On Tuesday, Stormont will vote on a bill in the name of “protecting” women who find [...]