Media release: Pro-Choice group condemns domestic violence, condemns use of abortion laws

Pro-Choice Action Collective (PCAC), a local group that is advocating for the repeal of Queensland's anti-abortion laws, condemn the use of these laws in a domestic violence case in Brisbane.

"These charges aren't about domestic violence, these charges are about finding a way to make the abortion laws relevant again," said campaigner Emma Tovell.

"Typically in cases of assault leading to miscarriage a charge of grievous bodily harm is used. We see a direct connection between this case and the abortion charges that were laid on the couple in Cairns in 2009."


Campaign for abortion rights intensifies with not guilty verdict

Media statement by the Pro-Choice Action Collective

Abortion rights campaigners vow to intensify campaign

Pro-Choice Action Collective activist, Kathy Newnam said:
“Today’s acquittal of a young Cairns couple in the abortion case in Cairns is a victory for abortion rights. The fact is that the couple never had a case to answer – a woman has the right to control her own body.

"The verdict was met with prolonged applause and cheering from abortion rights supporters in the public gallery.


Cairns abortion trial: pro-choice campaign gains momentum

Pro-choice supporters are intensifying their campaign in the lead up to the abortion trial which begins in Cairns on October 12. The Saturday before the trial will see a national day of protest aimed at pressuring the Bligh government to have the charges dropped and repeal the anti-abortion laws.

Pro-Choice Action Collective activist, Kathy Newnam said “the Cairns couple should not be facing trial, because the laws under which they are being tried should not exist. Women have the right to control their own bodies.


Cairns abortion case trial date set: Pro-choice supporters plan national protest

Pro-choice supporters are gearing up for a national day of protest on the Saturday before the Cairns abortion case goes to trial. The trial has been set down for October 12. Rallies will be held across the country on October 9 to demand the dropping of the charges brought under Queensland’s anti-abortion laws against a couple in Cairns.

“When a woman and her partner are facing trial under the abortion laws, it is time to take action”, said Pro-Choice Action Collective activist, Kathy Newnam.


Brisbane: Pro-choice campaign to confront anti-abortion bigots

Pro-choice campaign to confront anti-abortion bigots

Week of action to be launched at International Women’s Day rally

The Pro-Choice Action Collective will launch a week of action at this Saturday’s International Women’s Day rally to be held at 10:30am in King George Square.