Sunday, February 27, 2005

Will you stand for choice?

In 1944 Melbourne, Gloria, 33, was the mother of five children - all under 10 years of age.

During her husband’s leave from War Service, she became pregnant.
With five children and her husband away, Gloria knew that she could not cope with a sixth child.

She went to a backyard abortionist, and paid with her life.
Gloria was found bleeding in an alleyway and taken to hospital - where she died.

Fortunately for us, women took her story, and the story of thousands like her - and made a stand for choice.

Thanks to these women we now have the right to choose what happens to our bodies.

We have access to safe termination - should we need it one day.

But this simple right is being challenged. It’s hard to believe!

Who would have thought that in 2005 we would be faced with this issue again?

Unfortunately, some rogue politicians are now trying to impose restrictions on the availability of safe abortion to all women - regardless of circumstance.

C’mon girls! Stand together. Let’s show that our right to choose is not negotiable.

In reading this, you now have a decision to make…

The Pro-Choice Coalition needs your help.
You can stand with us - or risk a return to the past.

Here are two things you can do:

1. Come to our “Standing for Choice” forum:7pm Tuesday 8 March at the YWCA, 489 Elizabeth Street Melbourne.
Bring your friends, family, partners, neighbours - everyone!

2. Forward this email to at least 10 people - we need to get the word out.

For more information visit our website at

Speakers include:
Jocelynne Scutt: Human rights lawyer and former Anti-Discrimination commissioner.

Leslie Cannold: Author of “The Abortion Myth”

Susie Allanson: Clinical Psychologist, Fertility Control Clinic, East Melbourne.

Gael Jennings (Chair): Radio broadcaster and former 7.30 report presenter.


At 2:09 pm, Blogger Jackie said...

I haven't seen this advertised anywhere. Is there an advertising campaign underway??

At 1:48 pm, Blogger mscobina said...

yep. theres poster hitting the streets/cafes from Wednesday.

At 1:51 pm, Blogger mscobina said...

You can view the poster at

tell your friends!


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