From today's 'Crikey' news.

Crikey tell us: The New Daily reports that anti-abortion protestors can now face jail for picketing or filming abortion clinics within the new 150-metre zones. Although, even with precedent creating legal scope for the procedure, abortion itself still has not been decriminalised within the state. 

While Premier Gladys Berejiklian voted in favour of last night’s bill, both Minister for Women Tanya Davies and Families and Prevention of Domestic Violence Minister Pru Goward voted against the new safe access zones. 

Seems to me that it’s very disappointing that our own Member, and Minister for Families and Prevention of Domestic Violence would vote against legislation to protect women who have made a difficult decision in accordance with their conscience, from those who want to aggressively promote their own view about what those women should do. Not only that, but also expose those women to increased risk of harm from disaffected partners.


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  • commented 2018-06-08 08:38:55 +1000
    Ooops. The headline got severed from the body.

    Crikey tell us: The New Daily reports that anti-abortion protestors can now face jail for picketing or filming abortion clinics within the new 150-metre zones. Although, even with precedent creating legal scope for the procedure, abortion itself still has not been decriminalised within the state.

    While Premier Gladys Berejiklian voted in favour of last night’s bill, both Minister for Women Tanya Davies and Families and Prevention of Domestic Violence Minister Pru Goward voted against the new safe access zones.

    Seems to me that it’s very disappointing that our own Member, and Minister for Families and Prevention of Domestic Violence would vote against legislation to protect women who have made a difficult decision in accordance with their conscience, from those who want to aggressively promote their own view about what those women should do. Not only that, but also expose those women to increased risk of harm from disaffected partners.
  • published this page in Community Voices 2018-06-08 08:30:44 +1000