Back in April, a London Council voted to ban prayer outside of abortion facilities in the city. Now, one Christian mother is leading the fight to challenge the law that bans pro-life speech, with a fundraising goal of £50,000.
Like many others in the pro-life movement around the world, Alina Dulgheriu feels passionate about the cause due to her own personal history with abortion.
Seven years ago, Dulgheriu approached a Marie Stopes abortion clinic in Ealing, West London, where she was planning to end her pregnancy.
She claims that if it wasn’t for the pro-life counselors on the sidewalk outside of the clinic, she would have gone through with the abortion and would be without her beautiful daughter today.
Dulgheriu began her fight against the free speech laws earlier this year when she filed a lawsuit which stated that having a buffer zone outside of abortion clinics were a free speech violation, Life News reported.
Then, on July 2, a High Court in England ruled that the 100-meter buffer zone that was previously put in place to keep pro-life counselors away from the clinics was legal. Justice Turner stated that the Ealing Council was “entitled” to say that the buffer zones were a “necessary step in a democratic society.”
Dulgheriu is now raising money that will be used to appeal the ruling, which she says violates free speech.
She started a GoFundMe page to support her legal efforts, and so far, she has already raised more than £24,000 of the £50,000 she needs.
“I do not have the financial resources to challenge the PSPO in the Court of Appeal, and without your support, I can’t bring an appeal,” Dulgheriu wrote in the page’s description.
She also detailed her personal experience with peaceful pro-life protestors.
“I was given another choice which meant that I could have my beautiful daughter,” she wrote. “Since then I have regularly attended vigils in London to offer the same help and support to other women in need, as many women who go to an abortion centre do not want an abortion.”
Dulgheriu believes that pro-life sidewalk counselors are necessary to the health of woman across the UK. These counselors offer a wide variety of services to the women, from prayer to information about alternative options to terminating the baby.
Dulgheriu said she was “saddened and shocked that the Court has upheld a PSPO that prevents good people giving help to mothers who desperately want it.”
“I am devastated for those women that since the introduction of the Ealing PSPO, have not been able to access the loving help that I did,” she added.
While many pro-choice groups are hoping to implement buffers zones at clinics all throughout the UK, pro-life groups are working tirelessly to spread awareness of the horrific consequences that could result from such a policy.
The Marie Stopes clinic is not just a dangerous place for the unborn, they argue, but for mothers as well.
In 2017, during a two month period, the clinic botched a total of 400 abortions. This could be due to the poor conditions of the operations or the fact that the staff is incentivized with bonuses for how many abortions they can get women to agree to, Life News reported.
To learn more, or to donate to Dulgheriu’s cause, click HERE.
(H/T: Life News)