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KEEP UP THE ACTION TO OPPOSE INTRODUCTION OF THE
NSW CRIMES AMENDMENT (Zoe's Law) BILL 2013 (No 2)


This "foetal personhood" Bill aims to give the rights of a living person to an unborn foetus, with potentially disastrous results for women throughout Australia, and especially in NSW. Similar laws, also with apparently innocuous wording, have been used to criminalise women in several countries, where women have been imprisoned for crimes against their foetus, some for miscarriages suspected of being attempted abortions.

NSW women do NOT support this type of law and in particular do not support this Bill, which is
also opposed by the NSW Bar Association, the Australian Medical Association, the Royal Australian
and New Zealand College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians, the National Foundation of Australian Women, Women's Electoral Lobby, Family Planning NSW, Children By Choice and many others, as well as WAAC.


In October 2013, the NSW Legislative Assembly voted in favour of this Bill 63 -26, leaving the fate of women's reproductive rights in NSW to the consciences of the Members of the Legislative Council. While many MLCs have indicated they support women's rights and will vote "NO", when the Bill comes before them in late February or early March, others remain undecided and need to hear from members of the public about why they need to oppose foetal personhood legislation!

The Our Bodies, Our Choices Facebook page, has regular updates:

https://www.facebook.com/ourbodiesourchoices

You can also visit the Our Bodies Our Choices website for lots more information:

http://ourbodiesourchoices.weebly.com/

EMAIL WRITING CAMPAIGN

There is also still time to write to your MLCs to oppose the Bill, which you can do
using the
Our Bodies Our Choices email tool.
This will send an email to all NSW MLCs:


http://ourbodiesourchoices.weebly.com/your-mlc.html

Outside NSW? Concerned people can still oppose the Bill, even if you do not live in NSW:

 https://ourbodiesourchoices.good.do/our-bodies-our-choices/email-your-mp-8/

We can also support those MPs and MLCs who have stated their decision to support
women's rights by opposing this Bill.
Find out how to contact them and say 'thanks' today:


http://ourbodiesourchoices.weebly.com/how-did-your-mp-vote.html

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20th October, 2013: WAAC is aware of various technical issues and glitches on this site.
Should you wish to contact WAAC
, please message Waac Nsw on Facebook or email and we'll get back to you asap.

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14th October, 2010:

WAAC celebrates the news that a jury of ordinary, s
ensible Australians refused to convict
Teagan Leach & Sergei
Brennan ('the Cairns couple') of abortion related charges.

More information, including first hand reports from activists attending the trial can be found here.

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Women's Abortion Action Campaign was formed in 1972 in Sydney (NSW), with five demands which remain relevant decades later:


waac_symbol_purple Abortion is a woman's right to choose
Repeal all abortion laws
Free safe abortion on demand
Free safe contraception on demand
No forced sterilisation

Women’s Abortion Action Campaign (WAAC) continues to work toward the achievement of these demands. If you would like to get involved, contact WAAC today!