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A guide to all the abortion rights rallies happening around Australia this week

WORDS BY CAIT EMMA BURKE

Standing in solidarity.

In news that was shocking – yet not entirely surprising if you’ve been following American politics over the last few years – Roe v. Wade was overturned on Friday June 24. If you’re anything like us, it’s been dominating your social media feeds and it’s been all too easy to spiral into a pit of despair at what this means for women in America (and more broadly, women all across the world).

This landmark decision occurred because conservative judges hold a six-three majority in the US Supreme Court, and three of these justices were strategically placed in these positions by former US President Donald Trump. Since the decision was passed down, many states have moved to criminalise abortion, and many more are expected to follow suit.


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Access to abortion is vital for women’s sexual and reproductive health, and millions of women in the US (particularly poorer women) will be adversely affected by this ruling. If you’re feeling as outraged, helpless and defeated as us, then you might be wondering what you can do to stand in solidarity with women in the US.

Aside from donating to relevant abortion funds, protesting is an important way to make your voice heard and show your dissent. Below, we’ve compiled a list of all the protests happening around Australia this week.

Melbourne

When: Saturday July 2, 12pm
Where: State Library
Facebook event

Sydney

When: Saturday July 2, 1pm
Where: Town Hall
Facebook event

Wollongong

When: Saturday July 2, 12pm
Where: Crown St Mall
Facebook event

Adelaide

When: Friday July 1, 5pm
Where: Beehive Corner, Rundle Mall
Facebook event

Brisbane

When: Friday July 1, 5.30pm
Where: King George Square
Facebook event

Canberra

When: Saturday July 2, 12pm
Where: Garema Pl
Facebook event

Newcastle

When: Thursday June 30, 5.30 to 6.30pm
Where: Newcastle Museum
Facebook event

Perth

When: Saturday July 2, 1pm
Where: Murray St Mall
Facebook event

For information on abortion rights in Australia, try this.

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