MPs: My choice is no crime

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.

Members of Parliament,

We urge you to vote to decriminalise abortion. 

Signed,

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Ivy , 3057  /  signed 2018-04-22 20:42:16 +1000
Nazia , 122001  /  signed 2018-04-10 03:54:50 +1000
Kira , 6060  /  signed 2018-03-26 19:50:25 +1100
"I wish the men – and sometimes women – in government would stop denying the rights of women to have choice over their bodies. We are not living in archaic times, and we are not living in a dystopian future."
Asuka , 2024  /  signed 2018-03-23 19:45:09 +1100
"Because every woman deserves the freedom to make choices about her body and her life."
Piarina , 6065  /  signed 2018-03-20 18:57:06 +1100
"The choice to terminate a pregnancy should not be a crime. It is past time that we made safe and legal access to abortion a right for all women in Queensland."
Lee , 55408  /  signed 2018-03-20 08:36:12 +1100
"Women should have the right to choose what happens to their own bodies. It is a personal and difficult choice but belongs only to the woman making that choice.
It should be easier and better support should be available."
Eve , 2430  /  signed 2018-03-19 20:53:20 +1100
Helen , 3072  /  signed 2018-03-19 18:49:44 +1100
"Women have abortions for many reasons and don’t take the issue lightly. When we do seek an abortion we want good medical care and to feel safe and supported for our decision in our own town. I felt like a criminal when I had an abortion in Quuensland as a young student at uni. The care at the clinic was substandard to what people receive in Victoria where I live now. Please decriminalise this law and support women’s rights in the state of Queensland."
Thomas , 4103  /  signed 2018-03-19 18:26:26 +1100
Edwina , 2026  /  signed 2018-03-19 18:20:05 +1100
"Family planning is about ensuring every child is wanted, supported and has the best chances and outcomes in life."
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