ARE YOU SHOCKED BY THE ABORTION BAN IN ALABAMA? YET ABORTION IS A CRIME IN NSW

ARE YOU SHOCKED BY THE ABORTION BAN IN ALABAMA? YET ABORTION IS A CRIME IN NSW

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Michelle Falstein started this petition to NSW State Government

NSW is the only state in Australia in which the obtaining or administering of an abortion is a crime (ss 82-84 Crimes Act (1900)).

As a result, women in this State have limited or no legal access to public hospitals that allow them to use appropriate reproductive health services. Those particularly affected are women who are in abusive relationships or where incest or violence occurs in their families, women in regional areas and women who are financially or socially disadvantaged.

Health workers, doctors and nurses, who administer termination services are also able to be prosecuted.

This vital matter is expected to be raised again soon, in the NSW Parliament. Previous Bills to remove abortion as a crime from the Crimes Act have been defeated. Whatever your view of abortion and its regulation, it should not be a crime.

Do you want to ensure that abortion is no longer a crime in NSW?

1. Send this email to your family, friends and contact list. Many citizens of NSW do not know that this archaic law exists.

2. Contact your Local State Parliament member. Ask them what their stand is on women’s reproductive rights and what their vote will be when legislation is reintroduced to remove abortion from the Crimes Act? This is not your local members personal or moral decision. They represent their constituents and should vote accordingly. (see template below)

3. Attend rallies and marches. Feet on the street have impact.

4. Join or follow organisations that are working to end this archaic situation and keep informed.  NSW Pro-choice Alliance and NSW Council for Civil Liberties  are two.  Sign the petition on Change.org. 

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To [my State Parliament Representative],

I am concerned that Abortion is a crime in NSW (ss 82-84 Crimes Act (1900)).  I believe that this archaic law should be repealed.

What is your opinion of women’s reproductive rights, specifically the right to have an abortion on demand?

Will you vote for repeal of abortion from the Crimes Act when called upon to do so?

Yours

[INSERT YOUR NAME]

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