September 28th. Be There!
There are some very cool events going down in Aotearoa NZ on Saturday 28 September, which is Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.
A joint media release issued by ALRANZ, Auckland Pro-Choice People and Dunedin Reproductive Justice — click here to read that — lists three that we know of. But even if you’re not in Tāmakimakaurau/Auckland, Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington or Ōtepoti/Dunedin, the organisers of the global event would love you to take part in their Tweet-a-thon; to do a blog post; to take a pro-choice selfie; whatever! Check them out on Twitter @WGNRR and be sure to do some prochoice tweeting, blogging, posting, writing, FBing. After all, Sept. 28 reaches us before it reaches most everyone else on the planet.
In case you missed it, AUT journalism student, Beatrice Randell, wrote a fine piece on both the Sept. 28 event planned for Albert Park in Tāmakimakaurau/Auckland and the issue of abortion rights in general. It’s great to see this issue finally being talked about! And good to see Voice for Life stating clearly they want abortion banned. Chops to Beatrice for asking the questions that made that position clear.
And if you haven’t caught up with the October issue of North & South magazine, it includes one of the most comprehensive articles on the abortion issue in the local mainstream media in a long time. Already Right to Life has complained to the Abortion Supervisory Committee about abortion provider Dr. Simon Snook, who actually told the truth about the abortion law. (Not linking to RTL, but if you want to see the complaint, you can visit their site at www. rightolife [dot] org [dot] nz)
We need to support providers who have the courage to speak out about the negative impact our criminalised abortion laws have on real people’s lives.
(Oh, and by the way, please do think about writing a letter to the N&S ed on the issue. We need to get pro-choice voices out there!)
Looking forward to Sept. 28. The Highway will be outside Gus Fisher Gallery in Shortland Street from 1-2 p.m. and then at the Prochoice Picnic in Albert park from 2:30 p.m. See you there.
[Keep up with Prochoice Highway events at the events page! And let us know if you’d like the Highway to stop by.]