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Women's Abortion Action Campaign, Sydney (1972 - )

From
1972
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
To
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupations
Women's Rights Organisation
Location
39 North Pde Auburn NSW 2144 Tel: (02) 9649 9744

Summary

The Women's Abortion Action Campaign was established in Sydney in 1972 as one element of the Women's Liberation Movement. Its main focus was to mobilize support for the repeal of abortion laws, which involved primarily public meetings, demonstrations and conferences. It also lobbied members of parliament before elections and disseminated information about the legal status and availability of abortion.

Sources used to compile this entry: Ballantyne, Glenda, 'Who decides? Perspectives on the abortion campaign', Scarlet Woman, no. 8, 1979, pp. 23-30.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Women's Abortion Action Campaign - records 1972-1998, 1972 - 1998, MLMSS; Women's Abortion Action Campaign, Sydney (1972 - ); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Rosemary Francis

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