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MPs support Ealing anti-abortion protest zones, says poll

From BBC - November 6, 2017

More than half of MPs support a council's decision to introduce "buffer zones" outside abortion clinics to prevent protests, a poll suggests.

A survey of 101 parliamentarians found 57% supported Ealing Council's decision to stop anti-abortion groups from protesting outside a local clinic.

The authority is exploring options to prevent such demonstrations, including a Public Space Protection Order.

Protestors display graphic images outside the clinic, the council said.

When asked whether they supported taking action, 24% of MPs said they opposed the decision, according to the poll carried out by YouGov on behalf of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS).

The remaining said they neither supported or opposed, or did not know.

'Significant distress'

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