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PARLIAMENTARY: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill

14 December 2023

The Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Scotland Bill proposes to create “safe access zones” around places where abortion services are provided.

RCN Scotland supports the intention behind the Bill. Our members work in a variety of abortion services, as well as sites which include abortion services, and are therefore potentially impacted by protests. While we have not received a significant number of representations from members who feel threatened by protests at sites, we strongly support the principle that staff and services users should be able to access protected premises without any impediment or fear. We therefore support the creation of safe access zones around protected premises.

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