NSW deserves safe and legal access to abortion care

It’s 2019, and a person can still be criminally charged for seeking or providing abortion care in NSW.

Aside from being incredibly backwards and outdated, these archaic laws compound the distress and financial burden faced by people who need to end their pregnancy. Not to mention, exacerbating barriers to healthcare for women living in rural areas.

The good news is, we know community pressure can help drive change. Public pressure from a huge community campaign helped overturn Queensland's century-old abortion laws. Now it's NSW's turn.

Can you help build the pressure for change by signing and sharing the petition for safe and legal abortion care in NSW?

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Under current NSW law, abortion is a crime for a woman and doctor, except if woman's physical or mental health is in serious danger. These laws have a chilling effect on doctors willingness to provide abortion, and mean many doctors aren't willing to provide terminations in any circumstances.

This makes it very difficult to access abortion through the public system in NSW. Instead, most women are forced to turn to private clinics, and almost all of these are on the Eastern seaboard.

If you live in rural NSW, you can expect to have to drive hundreds of kilometers to access a termination. The financial barriers to access are also significant - with women facing the upfront costs of accessing the service (which mostly start around $400), plus travel costs.

 

Members of Parliament,

We urge you to vote to decriminalise abortion. 

Signed,

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Caroline , 4870  /  signed 2019-02-15 11:37:25 +1100
"I have been campaigning for abortion law reform for 30 years, most recently in Queensland. and I want to support efforts for change in NSW. As a practicing obstetrician and gynaecologist I am very aware of the need for safe, legal accessible abortion for all Australian women."
Kristen , 2034  /  signed 2019-02-14 12:51:55 +1100
Emily , 10024  /  signed 2019-02-10 17:33:49 +1100
Julian , 3085  /  signed 2019-01-29 17:42:57 +1100
Karen , 2009  /  signed 2019-01-29 17:31:24 +1100
Rae , 2582  /  signed 2019-01-25 10:43:34 +1100
"I thought abortion was decriminalised, so surprised to find that it is not."
Rachel , M206UG  /  signed 2019-01-24 11:35:01 +1100
"I was appalled to only recently find out that abortion in NSW/parts of Australia is illegal. This has to be addressed. Abortion is a difficult and often a last resort decision for a woman, regardless of circumstance. Women need to be able to exercise their rights over their own bodies in confidence and safety if such a decision is reached."
Demi , 2280  /  signed 2019-01-22 17:34:58 +1100
"It is every woman’s and frankly every human beings right to have control over their own reproductive health. It’s absolutely archaic, it’s time NSW caught up with the rest of Australia"
Peter , 2161  /  signed 2019-01-11 02:07:05 +1100
"Do women deserve rights? Let’s ask our male MP’s and religious leaders who won’t be affected at all!"
Trudy , 3095  /  signed 2019-01-10 21:11:13 +1100
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