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Campaigner cleared of public order offences at Brighton abortion clinic protest
3:38pm Monday 17th September 2012 in News
An anti-abortion campaigner has been cleared of causing a breach of the peace for unveiling graphic posters outside an abortion clinic.
Andrew Stephenson of campaign group Abort 67 described the decision by a judge to clear him of of any wrongdoing as a “huge victory for freedom of speech”.
Stephenson, 37 from Dunstans Road in Worthing, was charged with public order offences after displaying graphic images of aborted foetuses outside Wiston Clinic in Dyke Road, Brighton last year.
He was cleared today at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.
Fellow campaigner Katherine Sloane, 21 of Sea Lane in Ferring, was cleared last week of obstructing police officers.
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