NATIONAL – A new survey by the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) reveals that 64% of abortion clinics in Canada clinics currently experience protest activity, while a further 15% have had protesters in the past. But 73% of clinics have no legal protection from picketing.
The notion that praying across the street from a clinic with signs constitutes "violence and harrassment" is ridiculous.
They feel ENTITLED to not have anyone express opposition to what they're doing.
But you can't stop 40 Days for Life vigils, for the simple reason that you can't stop people from showing up on a public sidewalk. Maybe under and a bubble zone law, we'd have to ditch the signs. But everyone would still know why we were there.
You can't silence opposition.
Seventeen clinics (52%) reported that the measures they took to protect providers and staff from protesters were effective or mostly effective. Four clinics (12%) said measures were not effective or only sometimes effective.
Wow, a ringing endorsement of a bubble zone law. Most clinics who took measures said they were "effective" or "mostly effective".
Read the full report here