VIC Sex Party MP Fiona Patten has introduced a bill to State Parliament that could create ‘buffer zones’ around Victorian reproductive health clinics.
Patten said women had experienced disgraceful things from the protestors:
“This weekend they were yelling to people attending a clinic, ‘you are going into a slaughterhouse’. They film and photograph people to try and intimidate them, to try and intrude on their privacy.”
“My personal view is that people shouldn’t be heckled or hindered in any approach to those clinics, I think that’s pretty reasonable and if it needs an exclusion zone to do that, shadow cabinet will have a debate about whether we would support that.”