Australians rally versus U.S. reversing of crucial abortion judgment By Reuters

© Reuters. Abortion rights activists take part in a presentation beyond the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger

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MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of Australians signed up with raucous demonstrations throughout the nation on Saturday versus the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversing of ladies’s constitutional right to abortion.

The Supreme Court recently reversed the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade judgment, bring back the capability of private states to prohibit abortion.

In the most significant rally in Australia, around 15,000 ladies and guys marched through Melbourne, with placards consisting of “I borrowed this sign from my grandma,” and “Everyone deserves the right to bodily autonomy”.

“We are here to stand up for women’s rights in Australia and around the world. Millions of women in the United States have had their rights stripped from them and we are angry about that,” stated Liz Walsh, among the organisers of the demonstration in Melbourne.

The crowd shouted: “Fuck the church, fuck the state, women will decide their fate.”

As in the United States now, in Australia, abortion laws are set by states. The nation’s most populated state, New South Wales, just legalised abortion in 2019 – the last state to do so.

The time frame after conception for accessing surgical abortion and arrangement of abortion services differs from one state to another, with some offering more public health care gain access to than others. South Australia prohibits personal abortion centers.

Protesters required much easier gain access to throughout the nation.

“I’ve come out today in solidarity with women and girls in America in protesting and advocating for their rights for choice and that abortion is healthcare and every woman deserves a right to that,” stated Melbourne protestor Geraldine Bilston.


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