Posted by Sam Fenny - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 18 October 2023

Abortion Clinic Protester Prosecuted Over Bible Verse to Cite Human Rights Convention

UXBRIDGE—A Christian preacher who held up a sign with a verse from the Bible within a “buffer zone” outside an abortion clinic in London has pleaded not guilty to breaching a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) and will cite the European human rights convention at his trial.

The sign said: “Psalm 139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.”

Stephen Green, 72, from south Wales, is being prosecuted by Ealing Council under section 67 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The council passed a PSPO in April 2018, which forbids, “protesting, namely engaging in an act of approval/disapproval, with respect to issues related to abortion services.”

Mr. Green, who is director of the campaign group Christian Voice, was held to be in breach of the PSPO for holding the sign outside a MSI (Maries Stopes International) Reproductive Choices clinic in Mattock Lane, Ealing on Feb. 6, 2023.

He allegedly left the area before police arrived but a member of staff at the clinic made a formal complaint.

Mr. Green appeared at Uxbridge magistrates court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

His solicitor, Robert Smith, told the court: “My client does not accept the charge against him. He does not believe his actions were in breach of the order.”
Citing Human Rights Convention
Mr. Smith said his client would be citing his rights under Articles 9 and 10 of the convention of the European Court of Human Rights.
Article 9 enshrines the “freedom of thought, belief and religion” and Article 10 protects “freedom of expression.”

The case was adjourned for a trial on Jan. 19, 2024, and the court heard most of the evidence would be about the legal definition of the order and whether Mr. Green’s actions could be protected by the Human Rights Convention.

If convicted he could face a maximum sentence of six months in prison or a £1,000 fine.

Outside court Mr. Green told The Epoch Times, “I was there to protest against the principle of buffer zones and not abortion as such.”

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