Webster protest

Issue 

Webster protest

MELBOURNE — Members and supporters of the Campaign for Women's Reproductive Rights protested at a forum in East Bentleigh at which NSW Liberal anti-abortion MP Alisdair Webster was speaking on June 6.

Webster, who currently has a private member's bill before federal parliament, is associated with a cross-party anti-choice grouping. His Abortion Funding Abolition Bill seeks to remove Medicare rebates for abortion.

CWRR has been mobilising against Webster's bill since it was first introduced late last year.

"When Medicaid funding for abortion services was cut in the USA, women began to die again at the hands of cheap backyard butchers because they simply could not afford a safe, legal abortion", said CWRR spokesperson Alison Thorne. "Rosie Jiminez, a young Chicana mother, was the first to die in this way."

If you like our work, become a supporter

Green Left is a vital social-change project and aims to make all content available online, without paywalls. With no corporate sponsors or advertising, we rely on support and donations from readers like you.

For just $5 per month get the Green Left digital edition in your inbox each week. For $10 per month get the above and the print edition delivered to your door. You can also add a donation to your support by choosing the solidarity option of $20 per month.

Freecall now on 1800 634 206 or follow the support link below to make a secure supporter payment or donation online.