Women’s Health Victoria celebrates the commencement of safe access zones in Victoria today.
Safe access to abortion is good public health practice and plays an important role in supporting women’s health, agency and wellbeing. This Connector focuses on the introduction of medical abortion in Australia and provides details of free resources.
Women’s Health Victoria strongly supports amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 to provide safe access zones to ensure that staff and patients can safely access premises at which abortions are provided.
Women’s Health Victoria (WHV) is one of 40 signatories to this letter which supports the current Victorian laws relating to abortion, and welcomes the government’s commitment to reject any attempt to reduce women’s access or rights.
Women’s Health Victoria (WHV) calls on our political leaders to put an end to anti-choice protesters harassing and intimidating women accessing reproductive health services.
Women’s Health Victoria (WHV) says that anti-choice protesters do not have the right to harass or obstruct women from exercising their legal right to medical services and to privacy.