• ADF UK Legal Counsel Jeremiah Igunnubole responds to UK Supreme Court decision to allow ban on “influence” outside Northern Irish abortion clinics:

LONDON (7th December 2022) –

“We are of course disappointed to see today’s ruling from the Supreme Court, which fails to protect the basic freedoms to pray or to offer help to women who may want to know about practical support available to avoid abortion. Peaceful presence, mere conversation, quiet or silent prayer – these activities should never be criminalised in a democratic society like the UK.

Westminster’s attempt to ban such activities is much further reaching than Northern Ireland’s – banning “informing”, “advising”, “persuading”, or even “occupying space” or “expressing opinion”, with a penalty of up to two years in prison. This is clearly grossly disproportionate. Nobody should be censored for simply holding pro-life beliefs.”

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