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Aside from being incredibly backwards and outdated, these archaic laws compound the distress and financial burden faced by people who need to end their pregnancy.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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Marjorie , 4161  /  signed 2016-05-12 09:38:39 +1000
bronwyn , 4066  /  signed 2016-05-12 08:57:53 +1000
"because we now live in the 21st Century. Women have the right to chose what happens to their body. It is ridiculous that a woman should have to go interstate for medical assistance. Qld needs to let go of its parochial and patriarchal attitudes and laws"
Judith , 4179  /  signed 2016-05-12 07:33:42 +1000
Catrine , 1897  /  signed 2016-05-12 05:48:59 +1000
Jan , 4600  /  signed 2016-05-12 03:20:05 +1000
"No woman of child bearing age should be forced to have a child against their will."
tami , 4103  /  signed 2016-05-12 00:33:41 +1000
terry , 4506  /  signed 2016-05-11 23:01:42 +1000
emily , 4065  /  signed 2016-05-11 21:24:59 +1000
"these laws are more outdated than my grandma’s curtains. nobody (or nothing, should I say) is allowed inside another person without their permission, especially not a lump of cells."
Geoff , 4305  /  signed 2016-05-11 21:17:23 +1000
Don , 4573  /  signed 2016-05-11 20:51:48 +1000
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