Australia – Women challenge authorities to #ArrestUs in campaign for abortion reform

Women challenge authorities to #ArrestUs in campaign for abortion reform

By Caitlin Welsh
Aug 6, 2019

A Sydney woman took inspiration from an iconic decades-old stunt when she created the #ArrestUs campaign on Monday.

Less than 24 hours later, hundreds of people had joined her in challenging lawmakers to either finally make abortion legal, or enforce the 119-year-old law that says it’s a crime — and arrest them for ending their pregnancies.

Continued: https://mashable.com/article/arrest-us-australian-abortion-debate/


‘Arrest us’: women who have had abortions speak out to support NSW decriminalisation

'Arrest us': women who have had abortions speak out to support NSW decriminalisation
Emily Mayo, who underwent a termination in 2005, starts #ArrestUs campaign on Facebook and Twitter

Lisa Martin
Mon 5 Aug 2019

Scores of women who have had abortions have come out on social media urging authorities to arrest them, ahead of the New South Wales state parliament considering a decriminalisation bill this week.

NSW is the only Australian state or territory that has neglected to modernise abortion laws.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/05/arrest-us-women-who-have-had-abortions-speak-out-to-support-nsw-decriminalisation