We, the undersigned, petition the Council to Add Public Space Protection Orders around all abortion providing clinics, to end harassment of service users and staff.
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We are campaigning for the public space outside Manchester abortion providing clinics to be free from intimidation and harassment, allowing those who wish to exercise their legal right to healthcare to do so without interference and judgement.
Therefore we want legal buffer zones (Public Space Protection Orders or PSPOs) around clinics to prevent people who are accessing a legal healthcare service being harassed by religiously motivated groups.
We are not anti-religion, nor are we pro-abortion. We are, however, opposed to anyone, with any agenda, placing themselves outside of health services for the purpose of discouraging or deterring access to the facility. This includes religious groups conducting prayer vigils in the immediate vicinity.
The requirements for a PSPO are that (a) activities carried on in a public place within the authority’s area have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality and (b) is, or is likely to be, of a persistent or continuing nature. We believe these requirements are met, and feel a PSPO would improve the quality of life for clinic users and residents alike.
Submitted by RubyP
Open from 23 Mar 2018 to 21 Sep 2018
Signatures: 475 [Go to signatures]
Direct link to this e-petition: http://petitions.manchester.gov.uk/petitions.ti/bufferzonenow
RubyP, the e-Petition Creator, joined by:
- Mrs Ann-Marie Atkinson on 22 Jun 2018
- Mr Stephen Callaghan on 21 Jun 2018
- Mr Steven Mayhew on 21 Jun 2018
- Mr James Foster on 21 Jun 2018
- Miss Sabrina Leonard on 20 Jun 2018
- Ms Claire Folan on 20 Jun 2018
- Miss Millie Hampson on 20 Jun 2018
- Ms Cathy Chapman on 20 Jun 2018
- Miss Nancy Wilson on 19 Jun 2018
- Mr Miles Whittaker on 18 Jun 2018