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Aside from being incredibly backwards and outdated, these archaic laws compound the distress and financial burden faced by people who need to end their pregnancy.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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jillian , 2070  /  signed 2018-12-12 17:40:43 +1100
"It is an essential right of all women to be free from guilt if they decide to terminate a pregnancy. I am sure such an important decision is not made lightly by these women."
Piers , 2607  /  signed 2018-12-12 17:40:33 +1100
"Every woman hasthe right to control her own fertility."
Virginia , 2905  /  signed 2018-12-12 17:35:06 +1100
"Safe, legal abortions must be accessible to women everywhere."
Suzanne , 2780  /  signed 2018-12-12 17:33:44 +1100
John , 2257  /  signed 2018-12-12 17:30:56 +1100
Beverley , 2007  /  signed 2018-12-12 17:29:55 +1100
"I first signed this petition in 1973 – that’s 45 years ago. Why must the social agenda of this country be so retrograde? It is more than time to place all moral restrictions affecting a woman’s freedom to control her own life right where they belong: in the landfill of history."
Jeanne , 2785  /  signed 2018-12-12 17:29:09 +1100
"It is basic! All women need the ability to control their fertility – to decide if and when to bear children. Contraception isn’t perfect and circumstances change unexpectedly. Women need access to abortion services without stigma and without patronising legislation. Existing laws about safe medical procedures are all that are needed.
This change is long overdue."
Rhidian , 2073  /  signed 2018-12-12 17:25:49 +1100
Bob , 2536  /  signed 2018-12-12 17:24:54 +1100
jean , 2103  /  signed 2018-12-12 17:19:50 +1100
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