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B.C. court upholds abortion bubble-zone law

By Cameron Reed

Thursday September 4, 2008

B.C. court upholds abortion bubble-zone law:

British Columbia’s highest court has dismissed a constitutional challenge of the province’s controversial “bubble-zone law,” which restricts protesters around abortion clinics.

Two anti-abortion protesters went to the B.C. Appeal Court claiming the law infringed on their freedom of expression under the Canadian Charter of Rights.

Gordon Watson and Donald Spratt also claimed the no-protest zone, which ranges in width but keeps protests about 30 metres from clinics, was unnecessarily large.

Thank God for that. And by God I mean the one that the protesters don’t harass these women in the name of. The other one… that’s benevolent and stuff.