Stand against attacks on reproductive rights
Last month, our Senate resumed debate on a Bill that is described as the first step in making abortion more difficult to access.1
The bill was introduced by Senator John Madigan -- who is "unashamedly" anti-abortion, and has previously admitted that he would push for further reforms if this one was successful.2 He is proposing changes to Medicare (one of the few ways the federal parliament can limit abortion access); purportedly to address gender-selective abortion - something even those supporting the bill acknowledge there is "very little, maybe no evidence" is occurring.3
It's part of a disturbing move towards importing US style 'trojan horse' tactics to attack abortion laws in Australia. It's clear that these minority voices will try any avenue available to restrict access to abortion. But they're exactly that - a minority.4 Together, we can help show that voters won't stand for these kinds of attacks on our healthcare, or control over our own bodies.
Sign the pledge to join Fair Agenda, Reproductive Choice Australia and others standing together against any attack on reproductive rights.
 Senator Sue Lines, quoted in Is this an underhand attempt at limiting abortion access? Women's Agenda, 26 September 2014.
 Gender-selective abortion bill could restrict overall access, says Labor, The Guardian, 25 September 2014.
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*Gender-selective abortion bill could restrict overall access, says Labor, The Guardian, 25 September 2014.
*Four things we learned from the Senate's gender abortion debate, Daily Life, 26 September 2014