Belfast City Council is drafting bye-laws which could prevent anti-abortion groups displaying graphic images in parts of the city centre.
Alliance councillor Michelle Kelly, who has suffered three miscarriages, raised the issue with the council's legal services department, which is drawing up the proposals.
"One in four women suffer miscarriages and they should not have to be traumatised by graphic images of foetuses when they are shopping on a Saturday afternoon," she said.
Earlier this month, Belfast businesswoman Barbara Whearty called on the council to stop anti-abortion groups displaying such images.
Ms Whearty, who had suffered a miscarriage, was speaking after charges against her of unlawfully assaulting two members of the Youth for Life wing of Precious Life were dismissed.
Councillor Kelly said: "I've had three miscarriages. One was early, but two were later. I last miscarried the day before my election to council in 2019.
"A few weeks later, I was in town and ran into graphic imagery displayed at the anti-abortion stall in Cornmarket. It was deeply upsetting and brought back everything that I'd gone through.
"It's ridiculous that women who have suffered miscarriages are exposed to this. I now have to avoid that area of town completely. I support the right to protest, but it must not involve retraumatising anyone."
Ms Kelly raised the issue with the City Solicitor. "The council's legal services department is currently drafting bye-laws which would prohibit the display in designated areas of images which would likely deter other people from using or enjoying that public space," she said.
Ms Kelly explained that legislative change would also be needed by Stormont's Department of Communities.
"An attempt to regulate the display of these images will likely be tested under Article 10 of the Human Rights Act permitting freedom of expression," she said.
"My attitude is 'bring it on'. Freedom of expression does not mean freedom from responsibility or consequences. Freedom of expression should not give anyone the right to retraumatise those who already have been through heartbreaking experiences."
Ms Kelly said she expected the draft bye-laws to come before the council's strategic policy and resources committee in the next few months.
"They will then go before a full council meeting, and I'm confident that they will pass," she said.
"This is something that should have happened a long time ago, I'm committed to keep working at it until the law is changed."
A council spokeswoman said: "Council officers are working on a set of bye-laws to address a range of issues in Belfast city centre. A draft of the proposed bye-laws will be brought before elected members for consideration in due course."
A Department of Communities spokeswoman said: "The department has not received any correspondence from Belfast City Council regarding council bye-laws."
Earlier this month, Ms Whearty recalled how she had been "completely overwhelmed" when she saw "these words 'Abortion Won't Unrape Her' and shockingly graphic images of foetuses in various stages of development".