SA MPs: support 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, the South Australian Government has recently asked the state's Law Reform Institute to consider changes to these laws. But if any proposed reforms are going to have a chance of being introduced, and passed by the Government, 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)

This opportunity for reform comes off the back of years of work driven by advocates like the South Australian Abortion Action Coalition. 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.


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Margareta , 5016  /  signed 2019-03-06 00:27:04 +1100
Jenni , 3073  /  signed 2019-03-05 22:36:04 +1100
"It’s a womans right to have or to not have a baby"
Taylor , 5086  /  signed 2019-03-05 20:55:30 +1100
Sheana , 3000  /  signed 2019-03-05 19:14:21 +1100
"Because a woman’s right to planned parenthood facilities, including abortion services, is not a luxury – it saves illegal and dangerous practices (and the ensuing requirement for publicly funded services when this goes wrong – so why not just fund it properly in the first place), it saves women from poverty and the govt from financially supporting women who can’t afford a child they didn’t want (again, why not just pay for it to be done better/safer/kinder in the first place)….need I go on? Pull your head out of the sand, SA govt – this is the C21st! This is public health and health promotion 101, this is basic economics. Separate church and state and you’ll see this is right"
Heidi , 7008  /  signed 2019-03-05 09:56:23 +1100
Linda , 1056DE  /  signed 2019-03-05 06:32:08 +1100
"Please vote yes to safe and legal access to abortion care."
Zoe , 5253  /  signed 2019-03-05 00:48:35 +1100
Emma , 5015  /  signed 2019-03-04 23:33:26 +1100
M , 5067  /  signed 2019-03-04 23:26:44 +1100
Sheree , 5000  /  signed 2019-03-04 21:50:12 +1100
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