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Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Tuesday 12 March 2024 9:15 AM


1. Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from those who are against the introduction of safe access zones (panel 1) and on the human rights considerations (panel 2), from— Alina Dulgheriu; Isabel Vaughan-Spruce; Margaret Akers, Services Coordinator, Society for the Protection of Unborn Children in Scotland; Bishop John Keenan, Vice-President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland and Bishop of Paisley; Dr Mark Pickering, Chief Executive, Christian Medical Fellowship; and then from— Reverend Stephen Allison, Public Engagement Coordinator, The Free Church of Scotland; Eilidh Dickson, Policy and International Officer, Scottish Human Rights Commission; Rob Gowans, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE); Dr Catriona McMillan, former Convener of the Health and Medical Law Sub-Committee, Law Society of Scotland. 2. Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill (In Private) (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence it heard earlier under agenda item 1.

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