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Well, it was a long night but it was worth it

27 November 2015

Well, it was a long night but it was worth it.

It's now an offence for angry protestors to block access to GP clinics, hospitals and womens' health services.

The Bill passed in the early hours of this morning after a marathon sitting - my thanks to all involved.

All women have the right to dignity, safety and medical privacy.

They certainly don't deserve to be abused on the street.

These clinics help women with many medical procedures - some of them commonplace, some of them incredibly personal.

And now, a woman's right to visit her doctor without harassment is protected under the law.

Reviewed 10 February 2021

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