UK cities seeking Censorship Zones banning free speech, silent prayer, after grandma prevails in court following silent prayer arrest

Rosa Lalor stands on the sidewalk in front of the Mersyside Clinic where she was arrested for silently praying in February of 2021. (Photo by ADF UK)

Matthew 5:10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Grandma Prevails After Police Arrested Her for Silently Praying Near Abortion Clinic, Now UK Cities Seek ‘Prayer Ban’ Zones
  • A 76-year-old grandmother in the United Kingdom has successfully challenged her arrest that occurred while she was walking and praying silently near an abortion clinic.
  • The charges have now been dismissed.
  • [In Feb 2021] The officer told her she wasn’t praying in a place of worship and she did not have a reasonable excuse to be outdoors. He accused her of being in front of the clinic to protest. Lalor was arrested, detained, and issued a fine.
  • The ADF UK reports the Liverpool and Bournemouth City Councils are now trying to create censorship zones around abortion clinics within their respective municipalities.
  • Aberdeen’s City Council already approved a measure to censor its public streets last week.
  • In Richmond and in Ealing, where buffer zones have already been implemented, even silent prayer is prohibited
  • Meanwhile, the Scottish government has also shown support for instituting the same type of “buffer zones” across Scotland.

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