The Victorian abortion sector is extremely concerned to see the news that landmark abortion access legislation in America, known as Roe v. Wade, has been overturned. Victoria has some of the strongest and most progressive abortion legislation in Australia and this legislation remains in place to protect Victorians' reproductive autonomy.
We appreciate that in Victoria bipartisan political support has built and maintained human rights and public health-based abortion legislation. We call upon governments and MPs across Australia to continue to commit to and invest in affordable abortion care as a vital part of mainstream health care. We stand with abortion seekers and abortion providers across the world to uphold the reproductive rights of all women and people with uteruses to access safe, affordable, legal and culturally appropriate sexual and reproductive health services free from stigma, harassment and discrimination where-ever they live.
This statement is endorsed by 24 organisations.
Women's Health Victoria (2022) Victorian abortion sector statement on Roe v. Wade. Women's Health Victoria Media Release (Jun 27).