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Greens move for abortion access Senate inquiry

In the wake of Roe v Wade, the Australian Greens will today establish a Senate inquiry into abortion access in Australia. 

This inquiry will identify what can be done federally to alleviate the physical and financial barriers to accessing contraceptives, sexual and reproductive healthcare and termination services, as well as options to improve the quality and availability services, particularly in regional and remote Australia.

Lines attributable to Greens leader in the senate and spokesperson on women Senator Larissa Waters

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Abortion should be available in public hospitals

Larissa Waters 20 Jul 2022

Responding to comments by Anthony Albanese today around abortion, Greens spokesperson on Women Senator Larissa Waters said:
 
“I urge the Prime Minister to rethink his hasty dismissal of Labor’s 2019 position of requiring public hospitals to provide abortion services as a prequisute for Commonwealth funding.

“Abortions should be available through the public health system, and Albanese has the power to deliver that through using the federal funding lever. He shouldn’t avoid responsibility for it as he sought to do today.

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Greens back call for increased access to safe and compassionate abortion

Adam Bandt 11 May 2022

The Australian Greens have proudly backed a statement by Children by Choice in support of reproductive rights and access to legal, safe and timely abortion for all Australians.

All members of the federal party room have also individually signed the pledge.

Lines attributable to Greens leader Adam Bandt:

“Access to a safe abortion should be a basic health service and an inalienable right in this country.

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Greens renew call for publicly funded abortion after private clinic closures

Larissa Waters 18 Jun 2021

The Greens have renewed their call for publicly funded abortions after private service Marie Stopes announced yesterday it was shutting down four regional clinics in Queensland and New South Wales.

Lines attributable to Greens deputy leader and spokesperson on women Senator Larissa Waters:

“The news that Marie Stopes is shutting down four regional clinics in Queensland and New South Wales is a massive blow for women’s reproductive health. 

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Greens launch women’s policy: $5.3billion to end epidemic of domestic violence

Larissa Waters 8 Mar 2019

The Greens have today announced their plan for equality for women which includes $5.3billion over 10 years to more adequately address the epidemic of family and domestic violence.

“The comprehensive suite of initiatives, designed to ensure women are safe, valued and treated as equals in private and public life, show the scale of work that needs to be done level the playing field for Australian women and girls,” Greens spokesperson for women Senator Larissa Waters said.

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Speech: Matter of Public Importance - Abortion rights

Mehreen Faruqi 17 Sep 2018

It is absolutely shameful that in my home state of New South Wales and in the state of Queensland abortion still sits in the Crimes Act. As a woman, as a mother of a young woman, and as someone who has campaigned for years to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales, I cannot and I will not accept this situation. Mr President, the existence of these laws actually exposes the misogyny and the influence of the religious far Right on our politics. Neither my religion nor yours should be allowed to deny women their rights and choices. You cannot impose your beliefs on others.

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Greens motion calling for Turnbull Government action on abortion passes Senate

Janet Rice 7 Feb 2018

The Senate has today passed a Greens motion calling on the government to ensure safe, surgical abortions are available in public hospitals across the country.

 

“I’m glad this motion passed. It’s 2018. Women should have access to reproductive health services including surgical abortions in our public health system, no matter which state they live in, no matter whether they live in a city, or rural or regional area,” said Senator Janet Rice, Greens spokesperson for women.

 

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