A Christian preacher has appeared in court docket after holding a pro-life signal outdoors a London abortion clinic.
Stephen Inexperienced, 72, from Carmarthen, Walesis mentioned to have protested towards abortion inside an space surrounding MSI Reproductive Selections clinic in Mattock Lane, West London, which is protected by regulation, on February 6 this 12 months.
He held an indication with Psalm 139: 13 – which means that life is sacred from the second of conception – based on the Christian Authorized Centre supporting Inexperienced.
Inexperienced appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Courtroom, west London, on Tuesday, the place he pleaded not responsible to breaking a public areas safety order (PSPO).
The PSPO, put in place by Ealing Council in April 2018, was the primary ‘buffer zone’ surrounding an abortion clinic to be launched within the UK.
Throughout the temporary listening to, Robert Smith, defending, mentioned: “He doesn’t imagine that what he did quantities to the costs introduced.”
Inexperienced held a replica of the Bible outdoors court docket after the listening to.
Talking outdoors court docket, he mentioned he was “decided” to defend himself and “combat for justice”, describing the cost as an “assault” towards the Bible and free speech.
Inexperienced will seem for trial at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Courtroom on January 19.