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Proposals for Buffer Zones Around Abortion Clinics Backed by MPs

Placards and banners in support of a Public Space Protection Order outside the Marie Stopes Abortion Clinic in London.

Placards and banners in support of a Public Space Protection Order outside the Marie Stopes Abortion Clinic in London.

Photographer: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

MPs have supported proposals to introduce buffer zones around abortion clinics and hospitals in England and Wales.

The House of Commons voted 297 to 110, majority 187, in favour of an amendment to the Public Order Bill in a bid to offer greater protection to women by preventing protesters from gathering.