Freedom of speech, anti-abortion protestors and women: rights and limits

On Tuesday 11 September, I’m taking part in a debate organised by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service on “freedom of speech, anti-abortion protestors and women: rights and limits“. The event is chaired by David Allen Green and the other participants are Ann Furedi of BPAS, Max Wind-Cowie of Demos and Andrea Minichiello Williams of Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre.

I’m hoping for a thoughtful and mutually helpful discussion between pro-choice and pro-life positions on how we can reconcile an essential conflict between two rights: the right of women to privacy in their medical care, and the right to freedom of speech for those who oppose abortion. Each speaker will make their opening remarks, followed by questions from the floor.

Attendance is free. For more details and to register, please visit the BPAS website – and if you can make it, I look forward to seeing you there.

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