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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Olivia , 3146  /  signed 2018-08-09 18:42:11 +1000
"If you don’t like abortions, don’t have one."
Bodhi , 3113  /  signed 2018-08-05 13:41:16 +1000
Demi , 4179  /  signed 2018-07-30 12:10:28 +1000
"Why must the women that wish to get an abortion be treated like they are criminals – it takes two to have an unplanned pregnancy. Not all contrception are 100% effective.
Also it would be unfair for the baby to born when the mother could not afford it or was in a difficult situation."
Neneh , 2010  /  signed 2018-07-22 19:38:18 +1000
"Neneh Clare Darwin"
Kate , 4152  /  signed 2018-07-22 15:36:43 +1000
Claire , 4300  /  signed 2018-07-20 11:12:06 +1000
"I think it is absolutely abhorrent that if a woman who is raped, gets pregnant & wants to have an abortion has to sign a declaration saying she is mentally unfit to care for a child in order to be able to have one. And that stays on her medical record for life regardless of her actual ability to care for children that she wants, that are conceived in love"
Sylvi , 4075  /  signed 2018-07-18 21:33:00 +1000
"No one has the right to tell a pregnant woman what to
Do. It is her body and her decision"
Rod , 4127  /  signed 2018-07-18 18:39:03 +1000
Elizabeth , 4066  /  signed 2018-07-18 17:43:03 +1000
"This is a requirement that all women have access to affordable contraception of all kinds. That includes safe abortion."
Tanya , 4121  /  signed 2018-07-18 13:41:11 +1000
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