Zoe’s Law proponents caught out by ICAC

Written by Liz Barrett. Anti-abortion Zoe’s Law is back on the table in NSW. This bill will import the concept of foetal personhood to New South Wales from the anti-choice American Right. Foetal personhood laws seek to take control of women’s bodies and reproductive rights. This criminalises, institutionalises and strips women of their liberty and the … Continue reading

Foetal Personhood Threatens Women’s Human Rights

Join us and voice your opposition to Foetal Personhood in NSW. Take of photo of yourself with a message opposing foetal personhood in NSW and tweet it to @the_fcollective. Read about this issue here, here and here.    

Act and Defend Our Reproductive Rights in NSW!

No to Foetal Personhood in NSW

The Abortion war is a struggle over the fundamental role of women in society.  Do we see women as fully formed independent human beings with the right to control their lives and their bodies or are they merely incubators? It cannot be repeated often enough, where foetal rights exist independent of the women that carry … Continue reading

ACTION TODAY: Zoe’s Law has passed in the lower house of NSW Parliament

Feminists, it’s time to respond. Minutes ago, the Zoe’s Law amendment to the Crimes Act passed in the lower house of NSW Parliament. It’s time to show NSW parlimentarians what we think of their attack on our reproductive choice. Wear all black and to come to NSW parliament today, Thursday 21 Nov 2013 at 5:30pm … Continue reading

Why “Zoe’s Law” should not get through

Featured image shows four women standing on the street in protest outside a church, one is holding a sign saying ‘honk if you support a woman’s right to choose’. Christian Democratic Party MP Fred Nile has once again been trying to limit a women’s right to make choices about her own body. He’s going about … Continue reading

Personhood, Foetal Rights, and Fred Nile’s Sideswipe at Abortion

Featured image shows Fred Nile’s head photoshopped onto on a Ghostbusters-style image of a white ghost with a red slash through it. What Nile Proposes: On the 21 Feb 2013, Reverend Fred Nile introduced a bill into the Legislative Council of NSW. The full title of the bill is “Crimes Amendment (Zoe’s Law) Bill 2013: … Continue reading

RU4it? Reproductive rights and access

The F Collection is a blog project by F that highlights a feminist or women’s rights campaign, group or issue every Monday (and sometimes, when we’ve been busy, a little later in the week!). Read on. In keeping with the pro-choice theme of the last few weeks, this post is about abortion in Australia. Not the … Continue reading

F in the News: Feminist forces anti-abortion advocate into soft-shoe shuffle

On Saturday this Right to Life event took place. And, as we might have mentioned (we’re excited), feminists occupied it, glitterbombed it, spoke passionately over the top of it and threw a glittery ballet shoe at the key note speaker. But you don’t have to just hear it just from us…now you can read all about it … Continue reading

Thou shalt not mess with my reproductive rights

That protest we invited you to – did you make it? If you didn’t, here’s what you missed! If you did, here’s a selection of photos to remember it by. They’re beauties, all taken and provided by the excellent Kate Ausburn, of coal seam gas reporting fame. You can check out her full set here. … Continue reading

#Occupied: the NSW Right to Life Conference

On Saturday, this Right to Life event took place. Except that it didn’t, because feminists occupied it. Or, if you like, #destroyedthejoint. NSW Right to Life invited the lovely David Bereit (pronounced bee-rite) to speak at their conference dinner on Saturday night while he does a speaking ‘tour‘ of Australia. If you’ve followed any of … Continue reading