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Ireland abortion referendum result welcomed by Greens, with call for action to remove barriers to abortion in Australia

Janet Rice 28 May 2018

The Greens have welcomed the result in the Irish referendum to repeal the 8th amendment to their constitution, and have called for action to address the barriers to abortion that still exist in Australia, including decriminalisation in Queensland and NSW.

“Ireland has spoken loud and clear to remove barriers to abortion, and we congratulate all those who campaigned and voted to achieve this result,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens spokesperson for women.

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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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