Australia: Protesters Are Using Coat Hangers To Name And Shame The MPs Who Voted Against Abortion Reform

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Protesters Are Using Coat Hangers To Name And Shame The MPs Who Voted Against Abortion Reform
by Matilda Dixon-Smith
25 May 2017

Protesters are fighting back after NSW parliament voted down a bid to decriminalise abortion across the state earlier this month. Gathered outside NSW parliament yesterday, the group hung 25 coat hangers, each one attached to a photo of a politician who voted against the Greens’ bill that would have removed abortion from the NSW Crimes Act. The coat hangers were hung on the parliament fence alongside a pink banner that read “Never Again”.

Along with the hangers — which were displayed in full view of Macquarie Street in Sydney where NSW Parliament resides — the protesters were chanting, “No back alleys in the night, for safe abortions we will fight!”. Their protest follows on from the larger scale pro-choice protests, which took place outside Parliament House the day the bill was debated, where protesters shouted “Shame! Shame!” when news of the defeat reached them.

Continued at source: Junkee: http://junkee.com/protestors-nsw-abortion-reform/106304