Protesters will be banned from harassing women on the steps of Victorian abortion clinics before the end of the year.
The Victorian government has agreed to a deal with Sex party MP Fiona Patten to put protest exclusion zones outside fertility clinics.
Patten’s original private member’s bill called for 150-metre exclusion zones and hefty penalties for protesters who breach them, but she said it was up for negotiation.
“I’m particularly happy to get government support for the objective of my bill,” Patten said on Tuesday.
“I’m confident we’ve got the numbers.”
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