2 August 2012, Albury Wodonga News Weekly, ‘Stop the protests’:
“I think they’ve got to be made to feel embarrassed and uncomfortable.
“If the whole community is against them they will stop … they’re not being challenged and I’m going to challenge them.”
Dr Mourik said if the aim of the group was to stop terminations, then women shouldn’t be accosted when leaving the clinic, describing that as “punishment” for their actions.
Counsellor Nadia Mellor said she had spoken to between 20 and 30 women traumatised by the protesters and had herself felt intimidated.
“I think with good counselling, most people are able to deal with the decisions they’ve made,” she said.
“What they can’t deal terribly well with is being confronted by these protesters.
“In a small rural area where women could easily be known by the protesters and know that other people then know about their business, that’s traumatising as well.”
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