National Rally for Abortion Rights, Saturday, 29 May, Martin Place, Sydney, Australia
On May 29th 2010, a first-ever national rally for abortion rights will be held in Sydney. Pro-choice people will rally to support the view that abortion is a woman's right to choose. This is a chance for people across Australia to call for free, safe accessible abortion on demand in all states and territories. As part of this, the rally will show solidarity with the Queensland campaign to drop the charges against the Cairns couple and decriminalise abortion in that state.
Click here to sign the petition to the Queensland government .
Download the leaflet here
In Melbourne, Campaign for Women's Reproductive Rights (CWRR) is organising a Victorian contingent to the rally. If you believe in a woman's right to choose and want to get involved, contact CWRR by phone on (03) 9388 0062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to get involved and support Victoria's contingent
— Come to planning meetings
Mondays, 17 & 24 May, 6.30 pm
Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick
— Sign the statement of support
The global attack by right wing forces on women's abortion rights is being felt in Australia. In Cairns, in far north Queensland, a young couple faces trial and probable imprisonment under the state's 1899 Criminal Code for procuring an abortion. The Right To Life has chosen Sydney to host its international conference. This meeting of anti-abortion groups from around the world may embolden their Australian affiliates.
Sign below or click here for a reproducible copy of the sign-on statement.
Rally initiated by:
Pro-Choice Action Collective (Queensland) www.prochoiceactionqld.org
Radical Women (Victoria) www.RadicalWomen.org
Women's Abortion Action Campaign (New South Wales) www.waac.org.au
National endorsements (in progress):
Amanda Best Australian Nursing Federation*, Melissa Bear, Alex Bhathaz Australian Greens*, Communist League, Community Legal Centres NSW, Council for Civil Liberties NSW, Council of Social Services NSW, Family Planning NSW, F Conference Sydney April 2010, Freedom Socialist Party, Geelong Trades & Labour Council, Geelong Trades Hall Women Unionist Network, Colleen Gibbs Australian Manufacturing Workers Union*, Iranian People Fadaee Guerrillas - Sydney, Nada Iskra, Deeann Kelly Australian Greens*, Jacqueline Kriz Australian Nursing Federation*, Jeannette Johanson, Fiona Lorimer, Macquarie University Women's Collective, Maritime Union of Australia (Sydney branch), Sean Pickard, Plumbing Trades Employees Union (Geelong Branch), ProChoice NSW, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Sharon Rowlands Australian Services Union*, Socialist Alliance, Solidarity, Sydney University Student Representative Council, Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association Women's Health NSW, Women's Legal Services NSW
* for identification purposes
______ Yes I would like to endorse the May 29th national rally for abortion rights.
______ Yes I would like to be involved.
______ Yes I would like to donate towards the cost of sending a Victorian contingent.
______ Enclosed is $______ (make cheque or money order out to CWRR).
Phone or Mobile________________________________
Please return to: Campaign for Women's Reproductive Rights
– PO Box 308, Brunswick Victoria 3056
– Ph/Fax: (03) 9388 0062 – Email: email@example.com