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

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

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Australia: Protesters call for removal of abortion from NSW Crimes Act

Protesters call for removal of abortion from NSW Crimes Act

May 9, 2017

Abortion rights campaigners gathered outside the NSW Parliament on Tuesday in a renewed push to decriminalise abortion and to create protest-free zones around clinics.

Purple postcards bearing the slogan "Decriminalise abortion. Safe access" were hung on the fence outside Parliament House on Macquarie Street.

Continued at link: Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/protesters-call-for-removal-of-abortion-from-nsw-crimes-act-20170509-gw0xbn.html

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