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Aside from being incredibly backwards and outdated, these archaic laws compound the distress and financial burden faced by people who need to end their pregnancy.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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Adam , 4305  /  signed 2016-05-10 14:06:02 +1000
Merilee , 4164  /  signed 2016-05-10 14:05:26 +1000
"I am 72 years old and I find it hard to believe this is still the same issue it was when I was 17. Let’s move into the 21st century."
Geoff , 4885  /  signed 2016-05-10 14:04:52 +1000
"It’s a no brainer, decriminalise."
John , 4061  /  signed 2016-05-10 14:03:39 +1000
"This is a personal matter, not one for the state or church."
Lody , 4069  /  signed 2016-05-10 14:03:00 +1000
Lorraine , 4213  /  signed 2016-05-10 14:01:52 +1000
Jeffrey , 4101  /  signed 2016-05-10 14:01:48 +1000
"Womens rights are human rights."
Laura , 4740  /  signed 2016-05-10 14:00:49 +1000
Jane , 4650  /  signed 2016-05-10 14:00:43 +1000
Paul , 4223  /  signed 2016-05-10 14:00:15 +1000
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