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Tuesday 13 February 2018

Help Save Lives! - Act Today and Oppose Buffer Zones.

ACT TODAY – Even if you have already filled in a Survey about this, please email those running the consultations on Buffer Zones outside abortion centres, and ask others to do so too. Please share.

On 17 January 2018, the Home Secretary launched a National public consultation about vigils outside abortion facilities. The deadline for submissions is Monday 19 February 2018. 
2 Councils - Lambeth and Ealing are also running consultations to bring in a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) or Buffer Zone. Their respective deadlines are February 28th and March 26th. Buffer Zones will prevent the most vulnerable women from finding alternatives to abortion.

Opponents of Vigils claim that pro-lifers harass and intimidate women at abortion centres, but pro-lifers actually offer alternatives to women who frequently have no other choice.

How to make your voice heard against Buffer Zones

·         It is essential that as many pro-life/pro-free speech voices as possible are heard as part of the consultation.
 Pass this email onto as many pro-life contacts as possible, including parish priests asking them to include it in their bulletins/parish news.

·        These consultations are designed to gather evidence against the Vigils and are worded as such. It is better to email the Home Office and the 2 Councils as the attached briefing suggests.

Please reply to National Consultation proposed by Amber Rudd before 19th February.

By email at ACPReview@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
You can also post a response (but it needs to be sent 1st class asap) to:
Abortion Clinic Protest Review Team, Police Powers Unit, Home Office,
2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF
(This is the link to the online survey, but it is better to email. http://bit.ly/2Bsqm4q
The government introduction to the consultation can be found here:

Reply to Lambeth Council’s Consultation before 28th February 

By post to: Lambeth PSPO, 6th Floor, International House, Canterbury Crescent, London, SW9 7QE or by email here Engagement@lambeth.gov.uk
(Find out more about the plans for a Buffer Zone in Lambeth here https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/have-your-say-on-a-public-space-protection-order-pspo-for-sexual-health-and 

Reply to Ealing Council’s Consultation before 26th March

By post to: Ealing PSPO, The Safer Communities Team, Ealing Council, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, London W5 2HL or by email here SaferCommunities@ealing.gov.uk (it is better to email than to fill in the online survey, but more information about the plans for a Buffer Zone can be found on the survey site here https://www.ealing.gov.uk/safezone )

Also, whether or not your Council has proposed a PSPO or Buffer Zone as yet, write to your local MPs and Councillors asking them to speak and vote against moves to limit or prevent pro-lifers offering women alternatives to abortion. Find out more about Buffer Zones at www.goodcounselnetwork.com

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