Caroline Farrow: Speak out – before pro-life voice is silenced forever
A few weeks ago, I outlined the situation in Ealing, where prayer and offers of help to pregnant women in crisis has been banned thanks to a draconian Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) outside of the Marie Stopes abortion centre.
The PSPO does not only simply cover the area directly outside of the clinic, but a vast zone which encompasses part of a local park, meaning that doing anything which could be interpreted as expressing an opinion on abortion, even if it is saying a rosary on a park bench, will lead to a criminal conviction.
The following week, The Universe reported that Alina Dulgheriu, one of the mothers who chose to have her baby thanks to the help on offer outside the abortion centre, had filed a case in the Court of Appeal in order to overturn the decision of the High Court which supported Ealing Council’s imposition of the order. She has launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to help her meet the significant legal costs involved.