Demonstrators march to support abortion clinic
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Demonstrators march to support abortion clinic

Last Updated Apr 27, 2017 at 5:04 am EDT

March to support Morgentaler Clinic Kimberley Molina

OTTAWA – Hundreds of people marched to support Ottawa’s Morgentaler Clinic on Wednesday.

Staff and patients have complained to police that they have been harassed and intimidated, while some have been assaulted, including being spit on, as they try to enter the clinic on Bank Street.

Mayor Jim Watson says the city’s legal department is looking into the issue, and that councillor Catherine McKenney and the city solicitor have been tasked with researching the bylaw possibility.

“I want to find out — if we in fact can pass the bylaw — what are the chances it will be upheld in court,” Watson said. “I don’t want to do something on a quick fix that looks good but ends up costing us a ton in court fees and then it’s tossed out.”

Wednesday evening, demonstrators marched from the Human Rights Monument on to Ottawa police headquarters on Elgin Street.

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