Scoop 13 May 2013
“Young Labour is excited to begin our campaign on abortion law reform,” said Young Labour President, Jessie Lipscombe. “Young Labour members from all over the country have been organising at Labour’s Regional Conferences to make decriminalisation of abortion Labour Party policy.”
“Young Labour members are proud to be standing up for women and the need to ensure their access to safe and decriminalised abortion services,” said Lipscombe, “it is important that we fight for those currently denied that by outdated laws and inequity of access.”
“Anti-abortion groups like Right to Life need to catch up with where young people are on this issue and allow women to lead the discussion on their bodies and choices,” said Young Labour’s Women’s Organiser, Chelsea Torrance.