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Anti-abortion protest sparks renewed calls for exclusion zones

Simon Harris ‘appalled’ by protest by 100 people outside National Maternity Hospital

There have been renewed calls for the imposition of exclusion zones outside maternity units after anti-abortion activists protested outside the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin on New Year’s Day.

  • Paul Cullen
  • The Irish Times

About 100 people, some carrying small crosses and banners, demonstrated outside the hospital on Holles Street for several hours on Wednesday.

Obstetrician and hospital staff member Prof Mary Higgins, who posted a video of the protest online, said it took place beneath the…

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