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Safe Access Zones



Edited by Marc Eastmure

Facts:

  • Similar laws authorising safe access zones around abortion clinics exist in Tasmania, the ACT, the Northern Territory and Victoria. The Queensland Law Reform Commission recently completed a review of termination of pregnancy laws, which recommended the implementation of exclusion zones outside abortion clinics in QLD.

Issue:

Do safe access zones around abortion clinics sufficiently uphold civil and political rights?


read more:


  1. The Conversation, ‘Explainer: what are abortion clinic safe-access zones and where do they exist in Australia?

  2. Independent Australia, ‘Abortion and the ‘free speech’ myth’; The Sydney Morning Herald, ‘I’ve seen first hand why we need safe access zones around abortion clinics

  3. Green Left Weekly, ‘Safe access zones to become law in NSW'

  4. The Guardian, ‘Who says no to safety? Only those who want a bully pulpit on our footpaths

  5. The Sydney Morning Herald, ‘I’ve seen first hand why we need safe access zones around abortion clinics

  6. Lawyers Weekly, ‘ALHR supports call for safe access zones for abortions

  7. ABC News, ‘NSW abortion clinic ‘safe access’ bill passes with overwhelming support

  8. Eternity News, ‘Safe access zone bill passes NSW parliament’; United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, ‘International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights’; The Telegraph, ‘Abortion clinic buffer zones set ‘dangerous precedent’ for freedom of speech, campaigners say’.

  9. The Sydney Morning Herald, ‘I support the right to abortion but not the ‘safe access zones’ bill

  10. Eternity News, ‘Safe access zone bill passes NSW parliament’; United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, ‘International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights’.


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