A MOTHER has applied to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal Ealing Council’s Public Space Protection Order that creates a buffer zone around an abortion clinic.

Alina Dulgheriu’s appeal follows a Court of Appeal decision in August that found her rights to assembly, religion, thought, expression and reception of information were violated by the order.

The buffer zone is around the Marie Stopes clinic in Mattock Lane, West Ealing. 

Ms Dulgheriu’s case was made possible by donors who have contributed more than £50,000 to her legal fund.

She said: “My little girl is here today because of the real practical and emotional support I was given by a group outside a Marie Stopes centre.

“I am going to appeal this decision to ensure that women do not have this vital support option removed.

“Ealing Council could have taken action in a way that would have protected women and safeguarded the essential help offered at the gate.

“It is very clear many are opposed to Ealing’s ban on peaceful and charitable activity, and like me, they want to see support available to vulnerable women.”