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Aside from being incredibly backwards and outdated, these archaic laws compound the distress and financial burden faced by people who need to end their pregnancy.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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Fleur , 2911  /  signed 2018-12-20 12:25:25 +1100
"We do NOT want to go back to the days of backyard abortions! The choice isn’t abortions or no abortions – it is SAFE or UNSAFE abortions."
Darrell , 2315  /  signed 2018-12-20 09:45:10 +1100
Lucie , 3081  /  signed 2018-12-19 14:49:59 +1100
Andre , 2170  /  signed 2018-12-19 13:49:52 +1100
Bruce , 2518  /  signed 2018-12-18 22:27:01 +1100
"Why am I signing this petition ? The other half of the population ( that is the male population) are not charged ! And they have had something to do with a woman requiring abortion ! This is pure discrimination against women ! We have federal and state laws against discrimination ! Maybe if the anti discrimination laws were enforced against those politicians who oppose changing the current abortion laws were charged, we would see some action on this issue ! The laws should be changed to allow safe abortion to be available for those that need it !"
Pauline , 2750  /  signed 2018-12-18 17:43:48 +1100
Rebecca , 2007  /  signed 2018-12-17 11:22:40 +1100
Helen , HP5 1NB  /  signed 2018-12-17 09:48:48 +1100
"Why doesn’t NSW legalise abortion to make it safe and legal for women who need to end their pregnancy? It is an out-dated law and needs to be brought into line with women’s rights to have control over their own body."
Robyn , CA11 7BP  /  signed 2018-12-16 22:00:46 +1100
"It is most important that women should be able to choose when they want a child and when they feel they cannot cope with having a child."
Linda , 2612  /  signed 2018-12-16 16:33:08 +1100
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