Family Planning: Clinics

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

What recent steps the Government has taken to ensure the safety of women using family planning clinics.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

No-one should feel harassed or be intimidated simply for exercising their legal right to healthcare advice and treatment. We recognise that anti-abortion protests outside clinics can leave patients distressed. The steps that the Government is taking to support women who are affected in this way are set out in the Written Ministerial Statement my Rt Hon Friend, the Home Secretary, issued on 13 September 2018.

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