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10 responses to “Victorian upper house votes on decriminalising abortion today”

  1. MsLaurie

    Its been passed by the upper house.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/10/2387615.htm

  2. kate

    It’s been passed by the Upper House 23 – 17, and moved on to committee, where amendments will be debated. So it’s looking good, but legislation in line with current practice is still not guaranteed.

  3. Helen

    Now passed without amendments.

  4. Tam

    WHEE!

  5. Tam

    sorry, previous post wasnt at all constructive. But it made me happy to hear that they didn’t cave.

    *is now wondering how the churchies are gonna take it*

  6. Idiot/Savant

    Excellent. Now I wonder if we can get someone to push a similar decriminalisation in NZ…

  7. Helen

    Emervents has a list here of all the MLCs who voted for the Bill, with their email addresses ready to just dump into your email app and a sample letter (although I think it’s better to construct a short one of your own.) Go now!

    I furiously agree with this sentence from Emma’s letter:

    …Especially those who voted for it despite having personal reservations, you are true representatives of the people.

    Thank you for trusting me, and women like me with this decision.

    Wordy-wordy-mcWord!!

  8. humpph

    I sent my emails first thing this morning, I’m not sure they were exactly coherent, I was just so relieved the legislation had passed. I just wanted them to get a positive in amongst what I’m sure will be a landslide of negative. I have to say I was so impressed with Colleen Hartland sending out email updates. I’m a bit vague on the parlimentary process and tend to not get hugely engaged but this made me feel a bit closer to the political process and made it seem less obscure. I really appreciated it. (And told her so in my email!)

  9. Emma

    Thanks for helping me encourage the letters of thanks Helen, that was meant to be my mission for this arvo. Don’t have to now! There have been hits from here and Cast Iron Balcony already.

    It will be interesting to see how long the media keeps reporting the church’s bleating.

  10. Rebekka

    I’ve just sent an e-mail along the lines of Emma’s suggestion to all the MPs, and a separate personal one to Evan Thornley as I know him, thanking them for their votes.

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