(CBC News) It will soon be illegal to protest outside and near abortion clinics in Ontario.
The legislature passed a bill Wednesday to create zones around the eight clinics in the province of between 50 and 150 metres in which anti-abortion protests, advising a person not to get an abortion, and intimidation or interfering with a woman's ability to access the services will be banned.
The ban will also automatically apply to 150 metres around the homes of abortion staff and health professionals who provide the services.
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Attorney General Yasir Naqvi cheered that all three parties worked together to pass the legislation on a sped-up timeline.