“What can I do?”
From 14 February to 25 March 2018, a continuous 40 day prayer vigil is taking place outside the Marie Stopes abortion clinic in Bowen Hills, Brisbane. The vigil is part of an international movement, 40 Days For Life, which happens every year and coincides with Lent. 2018 is the tenth year of it taking place in Australia and this year we’re organising a bunch of stuff around it. Check out the #40daysforchoice page on how to be part of it!
Following us on facebook, twitter or instagram is the easiest way to keep up to date with these and other actions and events that are happening as part of the campaign. You can also sign up to our mailing list below, if email’s more your thing.
Campaign actions and events
Some of our supporter groups are activist-based and are running their own campaigns, actions and events on this issue too – and not all of them are specific to Brisbane. To check them out or find out how to get involved, follow:
- Women’s Abortion Rights Campaign Brisbane on facebook;
- Fair Agenda on facebook or twitter;
- Young Queenslanders For The Right To Choose on facebook or at their blog;
- Pro Choice Cairns on facebook.
Sign on as an #itsnot1899 campaign supporter
Our #itsnot1899 campaign is supported by over 60 legal, medical and community organisations and peak bodies, all calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland. If you’d like to add your organisation’s voice to the chorus, get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
Where does my MP stand?
Most MPs are reluctant to discuss their position on abortion, so we don’t know how a lot of them are going to vote when the issue comes before them next term of parliament.
#itsnot1899 campaign supporter Fair Agenda asked MPs and candidates to sign on to a pro-choice pledge ahead of the November 2017 Queensland state election. A list of candidates and MPs who signed on are available on their website, listed by electorate, so check your electorate today or read the summary of the campaign over here (spoiler: a bunch of pro-choicers won seats and a few anti-choicers lost theirs).
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