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LONDON (LifeSiteNews) – Britain’s equality watchdog has ruled that “transgender” men who say they are women can be refused single-sex services, including access to areas regarded as private such as dressing rooms and bathrooms.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published new guidelines Monday outlining the lawful application of sex-based discrimination regarding the provision of services to men and women in Britain under the Equality Act 2010.

The guidance, which applies to England, Scotland, and Wales, states that there “are circumstances where a lawfully established separate or single-sex service provider can exclude, modify or limit access to their service for trans people.”

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The Surgi-Center, a Washington, D.C. abortion clinic infamous for offering late, second trimester abortions, and its owner, abortionist Cesare Santangelo, are at the center of a scandal involving possible violations of federal laws against partial-birth abortion and infanticide.

In an exclusive video interview with LifeSiteNews, Lauren Handy, the director of activism at Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU), told LifeSiteNew's Editor-in-Chief, John-Henry Westen that, with the help of a whistleblower, her organization rescued and properly buried the remains of about one hundred aborted babies from Santangelo's Surgi-Center.

But, five of the deceased babies were so large and so developed that they suspected the Surgi-Center of engaging in the illegal practices of partial-birth abortion or infanticide (i.e., killing the child after birth) à la Kermit Gosnell.

The shocked pro-lifers then gave the aborted babies to the police and brought the matter to the attention of the D.C. Medical Examiner's office. But, the Medical Examiner's office has refused to take any action, saying they will not perform autopsies on the babies.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the Department of Justice, asking them to launch an investigation into alleged violations of federal law by Santangelo and the D.C. Surgi-Center, under either the Partial Birth Abortion Act (2003) or the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (2002). *Anyone - no matter where you reside - can sign this petition!

Unfortunately, the story doesn't end there.

Handy and eight of her fellow pro-life rescuers in PAAU are, themselves, now facing jail-time after being arrested by the FBI for conducting a traditional pro-life sit-in in October, 2020, at the very same abortion center from which the late-term deceased babies (mentioned above) were rescued.

Please note that the two events - the pro-life rescue in 2020 and the gruesome discovery of the five near-to-full-term babies in the Surgi-Center's "bio-medical waste" earlier this year - are almost one-and-a-half years apart.

Thus, Handy believes that their recent arrest is no coincidence...and, moreover, that the FBI is being used to create a smokescreen by arresting her and the other pro-lifers.

At the same time, the D.C. Medical Examiner's office does not seem interested in discovering the truth about the deaths of the five aborted babies and possible illegal partial-birth abortions or infanticide happening at the D.C. Surgi-Center.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the Department of Justice, asking them to launch an investigation into alleged violations of federal law by Santangelo and the D.C. Surgi-Center, under either the Partial Birth Abortion Act (2003) or the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (2002).

The DOJ press release claims that the pro-lifers: "engaged in a conspiracy to create a blockade at the reproductive health care clinic to prevent the clinic from providing, and patients from receiving, reproductive health services."

But, commenting on the arrest, Lauren Handy stated: "Media reports have stated that we ‘invaded’ the abortion center and ‘disrupted’ women from exercising their ‘reproductive rights’. No, that is not what we did."

"We entered the clinic and sought to love the women who were already there for their abortion procedures," Handy said. "We tried to offer them help so they would choose life. We non-violently defended the unborn who were about to be exterminated – the innocent, the most vulnerable, killed in horrific acts of violence and treated as so much trash."

Tireless pro-life activist Dr. Monica Miller, the director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and leader of Red Rose Rescue, told LifeSiteNews that "this is the first time any of them are facing federal charges. That the rescuers were hunted down by FBI agents is unprecedented in the history of pro-life activism."

All of this...possibly...for discovering five near-or-at-term aborted babies at Cesare Santangelo's D.C. Surgi-Center, and for seeking to give justice and dignity to the murdered babies.

The truth now needs to come out!

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the Department of Justice, asking them to launch an investigation into alleged violations of federal law by Santangelo and the D.C. Surgi-Center, under either the Partial Birth Abortion Act (2003) or the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (2002).

Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this urgent petition!

To contribute to the legal defense of Lauren Handy and the other eight members of PAAU, please CLICK on the following link to find out more about their LifeFunder campaign (also operated by LifeSiteNews): https://www.lifefunder.com/victims

Thank you!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Pro-life hero raided by FBI speaks about the aborted babies she was trying to honor' - https://rumble.com/vzsslx-exclusive-pro-life-hero-raided-by-fbi-speaks-about-the-aborted-babies-she-w.html

'Pro-lifers arrested in FBI raids, face 11 years in prison for blocking access to late-term abortion mill' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-lifers-raided-charged-and-face-11-years-in-jail-for-blocking-access-to-infamous-dc-abortion-mill/

'BREAKING: Video surfaces of FBI raid, arrest of nonviolent pro-life activists' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-video-surfaces-of-biden-fbi-raid-arrest-of-nonviolent-pro-life-activists/

'Court Docs reveal previously unknown patient death due to negligence at late-term abortion facility' - https://www.operationrescue.org/archives/court-docs-reveal-previously-unknown-patient-death-due-to-negligence-at-late-term-abortion-facility/

**Photo Credit: YouTube screenshot of pro-lifers protesting outside the Surgi-Center abortion facility, in Washington, D.C.

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In an accompanying press release from the EHRC’s chair, Baroness Kishwer Falkner confirmed that “service providers wishing to limit services to a single sex are legally able to do so, provided the reasons are justified and proportionate.”

Service providers are required to demonstrate the need for sex separation, including the exclusion of the gender-confused, on grounds of “privacy, decency, to prevent trauma or to ensure health and safety.”

Explaining the conditions under which sex-selective service providers can exclude those who merely identify as the opposite sex, the commission stated that areas used for “special care, supervision or attention” fall under the single-sex service provision, examples of which include wards in hospitals and nursing homes.

Last month, an NHS hospital admitted that one of its patients accused of raping a female patient in a women’s-only ward was a “transgender” male after CCTV footage of the incident was shared with police.

Sex-separated changing rooms can also disallow “trans” individuals from using the area associated with their preferred identity over their biological gender since “a woman might reasonably object to the presence of a man (or vice versa),” the guidance states.

Continuing, the EHRC noted that group counseling sessions for “female victims of sexual assault” and a “domestic abuse refuge,” for example, are considered justifiably exclusive to women as those present “are likely to be traumatised by the presence of a person who is biologically male.”

The ruling won praise from women’s advocacy groups across the U.K., which lauded the decision as recognizing the need to base policies on biological sex.

Appearing on GB News Tuesday, Susan Smith of campaign group For Women Scotland welcomed the guidance while noting that the need for intervention from EHRC on single-sex spaces is “an indication of how far [pro-LGBT] organizations like Stonewall have completed this institutional capture and managed to reframe the law and to reinterpret the law.”

A press release from Sex Matters, a group which advocates for laws and policies to be based on biological sex in Britain, celebrated the guidance as “a very positive and important step in the right direction” since it “clarifies that sex … is binary, and that a person’s legal sex is their biological sex as recorded on their birth certificate.”

Speaking out against the newly published guidelines, “transgender” NHS equality chief “Tara” Hewitt described the ruling as “transphobic” and “hostile” while calling for healthcare providers to “ignore” the EHRC.

Kat Barber, of campaign group Sex Not Gender Nurses and Midwives, told the Telegraph that the reaction of ranking NHS figures like Hewitt “says a lot about who is leading the NHS and what their attitude is to women wanting single-sex care. It also suggests that nurses who want to provide care based on the Equality Act would not be supported by their employers.”

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