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Speak up to help win safe and legal abortion care in NSW

Right now, there’s a historic opportunity to secure safe, legal and compassionate access to abortion care in NSW.

Laws to decriminalise abortion are being considered by the parliament, and they will be brought to their final vote in the week of the 15th September.

Members of parliament will be given a personal ‘conscience vote’ on the bill, which means that each wavering and undecided MP needs to be personally convinced.

It’s critical we show every MP that their constituents want them to support the legislation as it stands. That’s why every voice counts. Get involved in the campaign by signing and sharing the petition for reform.

 

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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.

New laws have been co-sponsored by 15 MPs, and have passed the lower house. Now they are being considered by the upper house, with 20 amendments expected to be proposed in the coming weeks.

 

Members of Parliament,

We urge you to vote to decriminalise abortion. 

Signed,

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Robyn , 4203  /  signed 2016-05-10 20:20:53 +1000
"A woman should have the right to decide about her body and capacity to bear and raise a child."
Ruth , 4171  /  signed 2016-05-10 20:20:35 +1000
"Because women need to be able to choose whether to become parents, and the law against abortion is outdated, had caused the deaths of many women over the years."
Carla , 4551  /  signed 2016-05-10 20:19:51 +1000
Melanie , 4655  /  signed 2016-05-10 20:15:46 +1000
Nadine , 4615  /  signed 2016-05-10 20:14:58 +1000
Kristy , 4220  /  signed 2016-05-10 20:10:06 +1000
"A woman’s right to choose what she can do with her body for one. Next there is the possibility of women who have been assaulted, raped by a partner or simply unfit to be a parent. Bringing a child into the world is a huge commitment and responsibility."
Barry , 4179  /  signed 2016-05-10 20:07:46 +1000
Ellie , 4151  /  signed 2016-05-10 20:06:41 +1000
"Because it isn’t 1899, and women are still forced to either carry out an unwanted pregnancy. Also I’m sick of upper middle class men telling women what they can and can’t do with their bodies. Women still seek unsafe methods to terminate pregnancies and this should just not be happening"
Bryn , 4031  /  signed 2016-05-10 20:05:56 +1000
June , 4163  /  signed 2016-05-10 20:02:51 +1000
"It is a health issue not a criminal issue. Abortion is a personal decision for a woman"
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