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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Freedom of speech, anti-abortion protestors and women: Rights and Limits

Previous bpca counter vigil (Ft two Rhul Fem Soc Members)
British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) supports reproductive choice and health by advocating and providing safe, high quality, reproductive health services on a not-for-profit basis. BPAS also offer emergency contraception in advance of need at their clinics, their services are the kind of innovative and accessible scheme that people need. It has reported that this September, 40 Days for Life, an Evangelical Christian group with roots in the US, will resume their vigil outside the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) clinic in London. 

Their previous stint outside the clinic, undoubtedly intended to dissuade women from entering, was met with vibrant counter-vigils from pro-choice activists led by Bloomsbury Pro-Choice Alliance, which culminated in a large counter-demonstration which brought pro-choice groups together to oppose 40DFL.

Shortly before the return of 40DFL to the BPAS clinic in Bloomsbury Square, BPAS are holding a debate examining the challenges posed by the activities of anti-abortion protestors outside clinics for those with a commitment to freedom of speech. We'll be there to discuss this important and timely issue – we hope you will be too!

Freedom of speech, anti-abortion protestors and women: Rights and Limits
bpas 2012 public debate Tuesday 11th September, 2012
6.30pm, Conway Hall 

Free and open to all – book your place by emailing katherine.o'

For more posts on sexual health on this blog click here. Also just found an interesting post by Abortion Gang on Christianity and abortion

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