UK Baby-Killing Centres urge Government to ban pro-life groups with buffer zones

  • UK Baby-Killing Centres urge Government to ban pro-life groups with buffer zones

Precious Life has condemned Abortion Centres in Britain for calling on the Government to ban pro-life groups praying on public streets and enforce ‘buffer zones’ around the baby-killing centres. They want to criminalise innocent people who make a stand to protect and save lives of unborn babies.

It comes as ‘40 Days for Life’ prayer vigils began at the start of Lent. The vigils outside 567 abortion centres around the world, including 14 in the UK. Precious Life are also holding "Lent for Life" Prayer Vigils outside abortion centres in Northern Ireland.

Organisers of “40 Days for Life” say it is their largest Lenten campaign in history. They are urging people to sign up for “prayer shifts on the sidewalk”.

Pro-lifers in Brixton, south London are holding prayer vigils outside the Marie Stopes International abortion centre. The group said it was - “A vigil of prayer and counsel to end abortion in Brixton, save the lives of the unborn children and shut down the abortion clinic.”

But the vigil is under attack from the abortionists. Marie Stopes International have called on the Government to use legislation to stop the prayer vigils outside abortion centres.

A spokeswoman for Marie Stopes said she was grateful to councils in Ealing and Manchester that have enforced buffer zones outside the killing centres, but want the Government to introduce a national law to stop the pro-life prayer vigils across the UK.

The spokeswoman had the hypocrisy to call the prayer vigil “unthinkably cruel” while every day they carry out the unthinkable cruel killings of little babies in the Marie Stopes centre.

Another abortion organisation - British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) also demanded more buffer zones, stating “We need a new law.”

In a statement on the pro-life prayer vigils. the so-called Minister for Safeguarding Victoria Atkins ignored the fact that babies are being killed and said: “We are in a national lockdown to …save lives ...The police and local authorities have powers to restrict harmful protests and we expect them to take action in such cases."

Pro-abortion MPs in Westminster have been pushing for a ban to keep pro-life groups 150 metres away from all abortion centres. The Lib Dem MP for Richmond Park Sarah Olney, who has been among those calling for block prayer vigils using buffer zones, said she remains committed to “…passing legislation that will prohibit anti-abortion protests within 150 metres of all abortion clinics in the UK.”

Rupa Huq, Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton, has been at the forefront of pushing for a ban on pro-life groups praying outside abortion centres. She said the prayer vigils were an “utter disgrace" and there was an "urgent need for consistent legislation" to criminalise those who pray outside abortion centres. With support from Tory grandees Sir Bernard Jenkin and Andrew Mitchell, she tabled a Bill last summer to keep pro-lifers 150 metres away from the killing centres

In September last year, ministers were looking at plans to ban pro-lifers from standing outside abortion centres and Home Secretary Priti Patel held cross-party talks with senior backbenchers.

Edinburgh Council has now agreed to support the introduction of "buffer zones" around abortion centres in Scotland. Green Party councillor Claire Miller, said: “I’m glad that the committee today agreed to work with other councils and the Scottish Government..." to ban pro-lifers praying on the streets outside the killing centres.

In Northern Ireland, pro-abortion Assembly Members supported by abortion groups, want buffer zones created in a bid to ban Precious Life from praying outside the killing centres and criminalise those taking part in vigils.

But Precious Life will continue offering help and life-affirming alternatives to women at the abortion centres. We will never stop actively protecting unborn babies - when and where-ever their lives are in danger of abortion.

If you would like to join our Prayer Vigils, please contact Precious Life on 02890278484 or email



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