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Aside from being incredibly backwards and outdated, these archaic laws compound the distress and financial burden faced by people who need to end their pregnancy.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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Claire , 2518  /  signed 2018-12-12 20:15:43 +1100
Carol , 2300  /  signed 2018-12-12 20:14:50 +1100
Murrelia , 2612  /  signed 2018-12-12 20:06:00 +1100
"Because every woman should have free, easy, safe access to abortion – it is a medical matter, NOT a moral one. Religions & their supporters, misogynists and other anti-female individuals or groups, should stay well away from what is a personal matter."
Emily , 2777  /  signed 2018-12-12 19:43:05 +1100
Richard , 2575  /  signed 2018-12-12 19:42:23 +1100
"Just empower women to decide for themselves!"
Phil , 2604  /  signed 2018-12-12 19:39:50 +1100
Catherine , 2305  /  signed 2018-12-12 19:35:06 +1100
"Raising children is a huge job that needs everyone’s support. That starts with letting women decide whether or not they are ready and able to take it on. And supporting their decision."
Richard , 2042  /  signed 2018-12-12 19:34:43 +1100
Wendy , 2541  /  signed 2018-12-12 19:30:49 +1100
"Women deserve the right to choose when to have a baby. Over population is a huge problem on the planet. Let’s only bring children into the world when their mothers are ready and want them."
Linda , 2780  /  signed 2018-12-12 19:14:49 +1100
"Women should not face the significant hurdles that the current NSW legislation imposes if they want to have an abortion."
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