MPs: A woman's healthcare decision shouldn't be criminalised

Right now in Queensland and NSW abortion is still in the Criminal Code.

These archaic abortion laws mean Queenslanders in need are frequently denied access to terminations at public hospitals. And they increase the distress, danger and financial burden of Queenslanders who need to terminate their pregnancy. 

Right now the Queensland Law Reform Commission are considering making changes to the law - and the Queensland Government have committed to bring new legislation to a vote later this year. It's a huge opportunity to secure desperately needed change -- but passing laws for safe and legal access to abortion will take all of us.

Can you join the campaign and help build the pressure for change by signing and sharing the petition?

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Right now Queensland's abortion laws are being used to deny women referrals and treatments for terminations at hospitals around the state.

One Queensland woman who had just been diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer was told she could not continue chemotherapy or surgery until she was no longer pregnant, but the hospital wouldn't provide her with an abortion. And this year Queensland's laws were used to force a 12-year-old girl to endure court proceedings in order to get permission to terminate a pregnancy. 

For more information and FAQs on abortion laws around Australia we recommend reading this information from Children By Choice.

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Women seeking abortions are being turned away from Queensland's hospitals, Buzzfeed News, 15 July 2016.

Pregnant 12-year-old given permission for abortion by Supreme Court, Brisbane Times, 26 April 2016.

Queensland abortion law bill rejected, but reform is still an 'open question', Sydney Morning Herald, 30 August 2016.

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Members of Parliament,

We urge you to vote to decriminalise abortion. 


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Nigel , 4101  /  signed 2018-06-15 15:48:11 +1000
Stacey , 3054  /  signed 2018-06-12 10:33:29 +1000
Claire , 4132  /  signed 2018-06-10 15:50:50 +1000
Sarah , 2230  /  signed 2018-06-10 14:40:49 +1000
karen , 5158  /  signed 2018-06-10 13:47:51 +1000
"all women in Australia should have the right to safe and legal abortion. it’s 2018. it’s unconscionable that abortion is still in the criminal code in some parts of Australia. it’s time to get on the right side of history."
Denise , 2298  /  signed 2018-06-10 13:41:37 +1000
"Women’s health care in Australia needs to come out of the dark ages. Safe, legal and rare. Let women decide what’s right for their own bodies."
Gwenda , 4061  /  signed 2018-06-08 14:14:47 +1000
Nishita , 2042  /  signed 2018-06-07 10:00:01 +1000
Lone , 4066  /  signed 2018-06-03 21:09:49 +1000
"Women should have the choice of choosing to have children. Some times a pregnancy is forced on a woman, sometimes it is an accident, and sometimes a women does not realise straight away that she is pregnant and engages in bahaviour that can damage the fetus (e.g. legal & illegal drugs), or she is exposed to something potentially damaging the fetus (e.g contracts a rubella infection, or is exposed to chemicals at work). I think women are capable of deciding for themselves if it is good
idea, or not for them to attempt to continue with a pregnancy or not. It should not be forced upon them. In addition I think children deserves a mother who wants them, or is prepared to look after herself during her pregnancy if she decides to give the child up for adoption."
denise , 4810  /  signed 2018-06-03 13:39:28 +1000
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