“It is High Time Buffer-Zones Are Implemented” Says Monica Lennon

Monica given her full support for the long-awaited buffer zone bill, lodged today in Parliament which will create 150 metre “safe-access zones” around all abortion clinics in Scotland.

"I am delighted to give my full backing to Gillian Mackay MSP’s buffer zone bill which was formally proposed this morning.

“Abortion is healthcare and those accessing abortion and other sexual health appointments deserve to access this without fear of intimidation, harassment or their privacy being disrespected.

“Campaigners at Back Off Scotland have highlighted the prominence of anti-abortion harassment and it is clear to me that this is an issue that requires national legislation.

“The Scottish Government must now commit to working at pace to ensure this bill can move as swiftly as possible to ensure these protective measures are put in place sooner rather than later.

Monica Lennon is an MSP for the Central Scotland Region. In 2021, she passed the ground-breaking Period Product (Scotland) Act. Follow her on Twitter for recent updates.