SA MPs: vote yes to decriminalise abortion

Legislation to provide safe, legal and compassionate access to abortion care in South Australia is being debated by SA parliament.

The proposed bill would remove abortion from SA’s criminal laws, and instead regulate it as a health matter - with rules similar to those already in place in Victoria and Queensland.

The change is desperately needed - and with each member of parliament expected to be casting an individual 'conscience' vote on the Bill, whether or not it becomes law could come down to just a handful of votes. 

When it comes to access to abortion care - recent history has proven we can't take progress for granted. We're going to need to show decision makers strong community support to ensure this passes the parliament. Will you register your support for safe, legal and compassionate access to abortion care?


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We all deserve to feel safe and in control of our lives, but right now archaic abortion laws deny South Australians the legal right to decide they need a termination. 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)


We all deserve to feel safe and in control of our lives - and to make decisions about our own reproductive healthcare.

Add your name to show your support for the bill to decriminalise abortion - and provide safe, legal and compassionate access to abortion care in SA.

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Donna , 4395  /  signed 2020-01-26 22:01:14 +1100
Vivienne , 3011  /  signed 2020-01-26 20:57:52 +1100
"If i had been forced to go through with the pregnancy at 17 i likely would have killed the child & myself. I wouldve been s terrible parent. Not only was i not in a position financially for a baby but i grew up in a very abusive & toxic household as did my mother before me, Australia should be thanking me for & supporting the decision i made that the cycle ends with me"
Michael , 7030  /  signed 2020-01-26 20:21:03 +1100
"As odd as it might seem to some people, I’m a firm believer that women are actually people too, and who deserve reproductive rights and bodily autonomy."
Carly , 5000  /  signed 2020-01-26 20:09:41 +1100
Margaret , 3840  /  signed 2020-01-26 16:30:22 +1100
"Because the right to abortions is a human right. A foetus should not be given more rights than the woman carrying it. In 2020 it is shameful that abortion is still not legal in a country like Australia. This is not about morality it is about equitable, fair and safe access to healthcare"
Ruby , 3101  /  signed 2020-01-26 13:57:27 +1100
"Access to abortion makes it safer for all women. So many women in the world cannot access this service when they need it, and at times women are left to die because the mother’s life is deemed secondary to the fetus. (see )

Decriminalising in SA is only the first step – we need more clinics outside of all Australian major cities. Even in states where it is decriminalised, women are still having to travel for an abortion. It is 2020, not 1920! i can’t believe this is still an issue"
Claire , 2602  /  signed 2020-01-26 12:08:59 +1100
"It is women’s right to choose what is best for them. Respect and trust that women can make the right decisions."
Crystal , 3178  /  signed 2020-01-26 11:59:19 +1100
Isabella , 3178  /  signed 2020-01-26 08:17:21 +1100
Ciranoush , 4216  /  signed 2020-01-26 07:59:17 +1100
"Terminations are medical procedures and should be able to be accessed like any other service of healthcare"
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