Canberra abortion clinics to get protest-free 'privacy zones' as laws pass ACT Legislative Assembly.
Anti-abortion protesters will not be allowed to congregate outside ACT medical clinics under new laws passed by the Legislative Assembly. The Health (Patient Privacy) Amendment Bill 2015, introduced by the Greens in July, establishes privacy zones around approved medical facilities. People wishing to protest, hold vigils or interact with visitors to the facilities will not be allowed to enter the zones at certain times of day.
Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury said women should be entitled to access the services without fear.