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Abortion protest at Brighton and Hove Green HQ

Anti-abortion campaigners picketed the Green Party’s office in central Brighton yesterday (November 29).

About a dozen people, carrying posters with graphic images, demonstrated in Surrey Street for about two hours in the morning.

It is understood the protest was organised by campaign group Abort67.

A BBC Panorama television crew was with them.

Rob Shepherd, chairman of the city’s Green Party, said: “I have no idea why they were outside the Green Party office.

“I don’t know that there is any difference between our policy on abortion or Labour’s or other parties.”

Sussex Police confirmed they attended a demonstration but said there was no trouble and no arrests.

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12:41pm Fri 30 Nov 12

AmboGuy says...

Oh Jesus not this lot again. Right then Green Party if you want to try and redeem yourselves with the people of B&H then why don't you start throwing various heavy objects out the windows at this bunch of idiotic misguided fools.
Oh Jesus not this lot again. Right then Green Party if you want to try and redeem yourselves with the people of B&H then why don't you start throwing various heavy objects out the windows at this bunch of idiotic misguided fools. AmboGuy
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12:41pm Fri 30 Nov 12

HJarrs says...

BBC film crew in tow...sounds like a put-up job.
BBC film crew in tow...sounds like a put-up job. HJarrs
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1:14pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

The Greens don't listen to the electorate so they are wasting their time.
However, you may be offered the chance of a consultation....whic
h will also be ignored.
The Greens don't listen to the electorate so they are wasting their time. However, you may be offered the chance of a consultation....whic h will also be ignored. Maxwell's Ghost
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1:33pm Fri 30 Nov 12

dhamallamafarmer says...

There are two qualifications that anybody needs to have an opinion that is worth listening to when it comes to abortion:
a) do you have a uterus?
b) Is the baby yours?

If the answer to either of these questions is 'no' then your opinion is worthless.
There are two qualifications that anybody needs to have an opinion that is worth listening to when it comes to abortion: a) do you have a uterus? b) Is the baby yours? If the answer to either of these questions is 'no' then your opinion is worthless. dhamallamafarmer
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1:38pm Fri 30 Nov 12

hursthill says...

In Ireland there is now a 10 month waiting list to have an abortion.
In Ireland there is now a 10 month waiting list to have an abortion. hursthill
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1:43pm Fri 30 Nov 12

AmboGuy says...

dhamallamafarmer wrote:
There are two qualifications that anybody needs to have an opinion that is worth listening to when it comes to abortion:
a) do you have a uterus?
b) Is the baby yours?

If the answer to either of these questions is 'no' then your opinion is worthless.
If only the freaks from Abort67 could get these two VERY important facts into their thick skulls!
[quote][p][bold]dhamallamafarmer[/bold] wrote: There are two qualifications that anybody needs to have an opinion that is worth listening to when it comes to abortion: a) do you have a uterus? b) Is the baby yours? If the answer to either of these questions is 'no' then your opinion is worthless.[/p][/quote]If only the freaks from Abort67 could get these two VERY important facts into their thick skulls! AmboGuy
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3:01pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Morpheus says...

dhamallamafarmer wrote:
There are two qualifications that anybody needs to have an opinion that is worth listening to when it comes to abortion:
a) do you have a uterus?
b) Is the baby yours?

If the answer to either of these questions is 'no' then your opinion is worthless.
Unless of course you are somebody who has to carry out the abortion and deal with all the waste matter. Abortions don't happen by magic. Then there is the father of the baby who might have a different view.
[quote][p][bold]dhamallamafarmer[/bold] wrote: There are two qualifications that anybody needs to have an opinion that is worth listening to when it comes to abortion: a) do you have a uterus? b) Is the baby yours? If the answer to either of these questions is 'no' then your opinion is worthless.[/p][/quote]Unless of course you are somebody who has to carry out the abortion and deal with all the waste matter. Abortions don't happen by magic. Then there is the father of the baby who might have a different view. Morpheus
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3:08pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Crystal Ball says...

hursthill wrote:
In Ireland there is now a 10 month waiting list to have an abortion.
Is that the same time for contraception (in Ireland)?
[quote][p][bold]hursthill[/bold] wrote: In Ireland there is now a 10 month waiting list to have an abortion.[/p][/quote]Is that the same time for contraception (in Ireland)? Crystal Ball
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3:10pm Fri 30 Nov 12

puddingandpi says...

I didn't even know the Greens offered this service - well done them.
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And, incidentally, the "is the baby yours?" could be thought to apply to the male in the equation...
I didn't even know the Greens offered this service - well done them. . And, incidentally, the "is the baby yours?" could be thought to apply to the male in the equation... puddingandpi
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3:51pm Fri 30 Nov 12

AmboGuy says...

Morpheus wrote:
dhamallamafarmer wrote:
There are two qualifications that anybody needs to have an opinion that is worth listening to when it comes to abortion:
a) do you have a uterus?
b) Is the baby yours?

If the answer to either of these questions is 'no' then your opinion is worthless.
Unless of course you are somebody who has to carry out the abortion and deal with all the waste matter. Abortions don't happen by magic. Then there is the father of the baby who might have a different view.
An our Heavenly Father The Lord god almighty of course eh? Does he come into your reasons for not wanting abortions?
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dhamallamafarmer[/bold] wrote: There are two qualifications that anybody needs to have an opinion that is worth listening to when it comes to abortion: a) do you have a uterus? b) Is the baby yours? If the answer to either of these questions is 'no' then your opinion is worthless.[/p][/quote]Unless of course you are somebody who has to carry out the abortion and deal with all the waste matter. Abortions don't happen by magic. Then there is the father of the baby who might have a different view.[/p][/quote]An our Heavenly Father The Lord god almighty of course eh? Does he come into your reasons for not wanting abortions? AmboGuy
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6:57pm Fri 30 Nov 12

inadaptado says...

Why were they picketing the Green Party's office? Were the protests organized by Abort67 or not? What was doing Panorama there? And, most importantly, why the hell you still don't have any answers although this all happened YESTERDAY?
Why were they picketing the Green Party's office? Were the protests organized by Abort67 or not? What was doing Panorama there? And, most importantly, why the hell you still don't have any answers although this all happened YESTERDAY? inadaptado
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7:17pm Fri 30 Nov 12

gusset snatcher says...

here is a petition for voting no confidence in the green admin in brighton http://present.brigh

ton-hove.gov.uk/mgeP

etitionListDisplay.a

spx?bcr=1
here is a petition for voting no confidence in the green admin in brighton http://present.brigh ton-hove.gov.uk/mgeP etitionListDisplay.a spx?bcr=1 gusset snatcher
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7:52pm Fri 30 Nov 12

leobrighton says...

Morpheus wrote:
dhamallamafarmer wrote:
There are two qualifications that anybody needs to have an opinion that is worth listening to when it comes to abortion:
a) do you have a uterus?
b) Is the baby yours?

If the answer to either of these questions is 'no' then your opinion is worthless.
Unless of course you are somebody who has to carry out the abortion and deal with all the waste matter. Abortions don't happen by magic. Then there is the father of the baby who might have a different view.
The father doesn't get pregnant
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dhamallamafarmer[/bold] wrote: There are two qualifications that anybody needs to have an opinion that is worth listening to when it comes to abortion: a) do you have a uterus? b) Is the baby yours? If the answer to either of these questions is 'no' then your opinion is worthless.[/p][/quote]Unless of course you are somebody who has to carry out the abortion and deal with all the waste matter. Abortions don't happen by magic. Then there is the father of the baby who might have a different view.[/p][/quote]The father doesn't get pregnant leobrighton
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10:03pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

I wish we could abort the Greens and the street drinkers
I wish we could abort the Greens and the street drinkers Somethingsarejustwrong
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11:32pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Dealing with idiots says...

Vote of no confidence in the Green administration e petition now live on the Brighton and Hove City Council website. If you love your city and want to end the waste and destruction of the Greens, please sign the petition. We need 1250 signatures to get this discussed in full council. Surely there are 1250 angry people in the city who want to make a difference? Save Our City.
http://present.brigh
ton-hove.gov.uk/mgEP
etitionDisplay.aspx?
ID=360&RPID=6033530&
HPID=6033530
Vote of no confidence in the Green administration e petition now live on the Brighton and Hove City Council website. If you love your city and want to end the waste and destruction of the Greens, please sign the petition. We need 1250 signatures to get this discussed in full council. Surely there are 1250 angry people in the city who want to make a difference? Save Our City. http://present.brigh ton-hove.gov.uk/mgEP etitionDisplay.aspx? ID=360&RPID=6033530& HPID=6033530 Dealing with idiots
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2:06pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Fercri Sakes says...

Dealing with idiots wrote:
Vote of no confidence in the Green administration e petition now live on the Brighton and Hove City Council website. If you love your city and want to end the waste and destruction of the Greens, please sign the petition. We need 1250 signatures to get this discussed in full council. Surely there are 1250 angry people in the city who want to make a difference? Save Our City.
http://present.brigh

ton-hove.gov.uk/mgEP

etitionDisplay.aspx?

ID=360&RPID=6033
530&
HPID=6033530
I wish people would actually tell me why I should hate our Green Council. I can understand a few car drivers being irate but hopefully that will be balanced out by local cyclists and pedestrians.

I just can't understand the vitriol I see here. They're just as competent as every other bunch we've had in control here. Would somebody please tell me without using rhetoric of why I should sign a petition to remove a democratically elected party?
[quote][p][bold]Dealing with idiots[/bold] wrote: Vote of no confidence in the Green administration e petition now live on the Brighton and Hove City Council website. If you love your city and want to end the waste and destruction of the Greens, please sign the petition. We need 1250 signatures to get this discussed in full council. Surely there are 1250 angry people in the city who want to make a difference? Save Our City. http://present.brigh ton-hove.gov.uk/mgEP etitionDisplay.aspx? ID=360&RPID=6033 530& HPID=6033530[/p][/quote]I wish people would actually tell me why I should hate our Green Council. I can understand a few car drivers being irate but hopefully that will be balanced out by local cyclists and pedestrians. I just can't understand the vitriol I see here. They're just as competent as every other bunch we've had in control here. Would somebody please tell me without using rhetoric of why I should sign a petition to remove a democratically elected party? Fercri Sakes
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