Protest against anti-choice bill

September 20, 2008

Supporters of a woman's right to choose rallied outside Liberal anti-abortion Senator George Brandis's office on September 16. They were protesting against Tasmanian Liberal Senator Guy Bennett's private member's bill to end Medicare funding for abortions after 14 weeks' pregnancy. The bill, due for parliamentary debate on September 17, has been referred to a committee.

A leaflet distributed by the Pro-Choice Action Collective states, "Access to abortion is a fundamental right that should be afforded equally to all women — which means it must be legal and freely available. So no to Barnett's attempt to cut Medicare funding for abortion. Repeal all anti-abortion laws! For free safe abortion on demand!"

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