SA MPs: vote yes to safe and legal access to abortion care

We all deserve to feel safe and in control of our lives, but right now archaic abortion laws deny South Australians the right to make decisions about their own healthcare. They particularly hurt women living in rural areas.

The good news is, today new legislation was introduced that, could finally provide safe, legal and compassionate access to abortion care in South Australia. But if these laws are going to have any chance of passing, they’re going to need a huge show of public support.

Earlier this year in Queensland, a massive community campaign helped pave the way to recognition of the right to safe and legal abortion care. Can you help do the same in South Australia?

Sign the petition calling on South Australian MPs to decriminalise abortion.

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Right now a woman in South Australia doesn’t have the legal right to seek to terminate her pregnancy. Instead, abortion is only legal if two doctors agree that a woman’s physical or mental health is endangered by pregnancy, or for a serious foetal abnormality. (You can find out more here)

Today members of parliament have backed laws that would change this, and finally provide South Australians the legal right to make decisions about their pregnancy, and protect patients from harassment outside clinics.

This historic opportunity comes off the back of years of work driven by advocates like the South Australian Abortion Action Coalition. And before this legislation comes to a vote, it’s critical we show a huge wave of public support to help convince undecided members of parliament to vote yes. Can you join the campaign in support of safe and legal access to abortion care?

To all members of the  South Australian Parliament,

A woman knows what is best for her health, her body and her family. She should be able to access safe and legal abortion care if she needs it.

We urge you to vote to decriminalise abortion, and legislate for safe access to facilities providing this healthcare.

Signed,

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Andrew , 5008  /  signed 2018-12-11 16:10:38 +1100
Sophia , 5041  /  signed 2018-12-11 14:19:50 +1100
Rosemary , 5035  /  signed 2018-12-11 13:07:10 +1100
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Jemma , 5066  /  signed 2018-12-11 11:29:00 +1100
Jane , 5039  /  signed 2018-12-11 11:16:54 +1100
Catherine , 5031  /  signed 2018-12-11 11:01:45 +1100
Jo , 5173  /  signed 2018-12-11 10:20:29 +1100
Richard , 5012  /  signed 2018-12-11 10:06:34 +1100
"Why should anyone be denied the right to make this choice after all it’s their body and their life."
Ella , 5155  /  signed 2018-12-11 09:55:30 +1100
"Access to safe and legal abortion is a basic right and promotes equity for all members of our community."
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