“This is the beginning of the fight, not the end.”

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On Thursday, the lower house of NSW Parliament passed the foetal personhood law. The F Collective organised an action outside Parliament House, in which NSW voters gathered to voice their anger about this Bill, given that the Bill lays a foundation for all sorts of attacks on women’s reproductive rights.

 

Some photos of the action:

 

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Coverage of the protest included this Daily Telegraph article, in which the F Collective’s Gabe Kavanagh is quoted as saying “this is the beginning of the fight, not the end”.

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The Bill will be debated in the upper house next year; we and other women’s organisations will be campaigning to have it voted down. To stay involved, email us at: thefcollective@gmail.com.

 

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To read more about the feminist and legal objections of the law, there is a great article by Sydney lawyer Julie Hamblin here in Daily Life, and this article by Melbourne lawyer Hannah Roberts, published in The Conversation, is a must-read.

 

 

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