On­tario to cre­ate safe zones around abor­tion clin­ics

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS OT­TAWA —

On­tario is plan­ning leg­is­la­tion to cre­ate safe zones around abor­tion clin­ics to pro­tect women ac­cess­ing those ser­vices.

At­tor­ney Gen­eral Yasir Naqvi made the an­nounce­ment to­day in Ot­tawa, where the city’s mayor has called for such a law to pre­vent pro­test­ers from ha­rass­ing women.

Naqvi says he will con­sult with health care, le­gal and ad­vo­cacy groups to de­velop leg­is­la­tion to in­tro­duce in the fall.

He says ev­ery woman in On­tario has the right to make de­ci­sions about her own health care with­out fear.

In On­tario there are sev­eral court in­junc­tions to re­strict protests around cer­tain clin­ics, but both Bri­tish Columbia and New­found­land and Labrador ac­com­plish that through leg­is­la­tion.

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