Ontario’s Attorney General announced plans for “bubble zone” legislation this morning that would ban pro-life demonstrators and sidewalk counselors from being in front of any of the province’s abortion clinics.  Yasir Naqvi, Ontario Attorney General and Ottawa Centre MPP, made the announcement alongside Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillor Catherine McKenney. He said the legislation will be tabled in the fall.

Naqvi said during a press conference that it was his “steadfast belief that every woman in Ontario has the right to make decisions about her own health care and she deserves to do so freely without fear, without fear for her safety, privacy or dignity, without fear of being judged or publicly humiliated because of her choice, without fear of being threatened with violence, harassment, or intimidated.” He also added that “no health care professional should have to take such things into account when going into work in the morning.” READ MORE