Supreme Court deny permission for PSPO appeal

Councillor Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council said: “We are delighted that the Supreme Court have denied permission for this appeal. We firmly believe that access to reproductive healthcare is a fundamental right. We’re very proud to be the council that led the way in creating the first Safe Zone in the UK, but it’s not right that women must rely on local councils coping with large funding cuts by central government to create a patchwork of safe zones around the country.”

“Women should have access to healthcare without intimidation regardless of where they live, and this problem needs a national solution. It’s time for the government to introduce national legislation to protect women accessing reproductive healthcare all over the country and end this postcode lottery.