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.
'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
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.