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Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:46

Mother of 13 Fined $5,000 For Trying to Save Baby From Abortion Outside Local Abortion Clinic

Written by  Micaiah Bilger

An Australian mother was slapped with a huge fine Wednesday simply for trying to give a pamphlet to a couple going into a Melbourne abortion facility.

An Australian Magistrate’s Court found Kathy Clubb guilty of prohibited behavior within a “safe access zone” and fined her $5,000 for the August 2016 incident, BuzzFeed News reports.

The buffer zone prohibits pro-lifers from sidewalk counseling within 150 meters of an abortion facility in the state of Victoria.

“I’ve been fined $5,000 for attempting to save a baby from being killed and for trying to save its parents from a lifetime of regret,” Clubb wrote on her blog.

A mother of 13 children and a pro-life advocate, Clubb was arrested in August 2016 after she violated the buffer zone law by offering materials to a couple outside the East Melbourne Fertility Control Clinic, an abortion facility, according to the report.

The pro-life advocacy and legal groups Australian Christian Lobby and Human Rights Law Alliance are supporting her case. On Thursday, Clubb’s lawyers said they will consider appealing the conviction.

Dan Flynn, director of the ACL in Victoria, added, “This case shows just how draconian the so-called Safe Access Zone laws are by prohibiting people from reaching out to women who are contemplating ending the life of their unborn babies and may be in need.

Read more at LifeNews

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