The court upheld Ealing Council’s order banning pro-life vigils outside a Marie Stopes clinic

Aisha Chithira died of internal bleeding after a late-term abortion at the Ealing clinic

They accused Ealing Council of violating basic rights to free speech, prayer, and free assembly

Alina Dugheriu, who was helped by a pro-life vigil, said she did not want women to have ‘vital support’ removed

Nobody supported me in my pregnancy. Then I was thrown a lifeline

Yesterday’s decision is a clear violation of civil liberties, and there is a dreadful irony at its heart

The move was opposed by mothers who kept their babies after receiving help from the vigils

The council will begin an eight-week consultation on the proposal later this month

Portsmouth city council is the second in England to seek to ban vigils outside abortion clinics

More than 100 MPs have asked the Home Secretary to ban pro-life vigils outside clinics