VICTORY: Buffer zone legislation rejected

Home secretary, Sajid Javid, said the national legislation would not be a proportionate response.

In a great victory for mothers and their babies, the Home Secretary has rejected the idea of implementing nationwide “buffer zone” legislation around abortion clinics.

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In a written statement today announcing the result of the Home Office’s review into “protests” outside abortion clinics, Sajid Javid said it would “not be a proportionate response” to introduce national buffer zones.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, we turn to you who are the Protectress of unborn children and ask that you intercede for us, so that we may more firmly resolve to join you in protecting all human life. Let our prayers be united to your perpetual motherly intercession on behalf of those whose lives are threatened, be they in the womb of their mother, on the bed of infirmity, or in the latter years of their life. May our prayers also be coupled with peaceful action, which witnesses to the goodness and dignity of all human life, so that our firmness of purpose may give courage to those who are fearful and bring light to those who are blinded by sin. Encourage those who will be involved in the Pro-Life Movement; help them to walk closely with God and to give voice to the cry of the oppressed in order to remind our nation of its commitment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all people. O Virgin Mother of God, “Protectress of the unborn”, present our petitions to your Son and ask Him to bless us with abundant life. We thank you for this victory. Be with us as we continue our peaceful prayer vigils for the right to life. Amen.