Wednesday, 7 July 2010


It's going to be all abortion-blogging all the time this week (at least)from me. I have a lot to say.

But before I say anything else I just want to pay tribute to the women who fought the battles - who got us here.

The abortion fight in the 1970s was intensely long and gruelling. As I was growing up I knew abortion was an option (although I wasn't aware how ridiculous the laws were). It was only an option because people fought so long and hard both before and after the law changed.

As well as those who pushed the issue forward in the 1970s, there have also been women who have kept the issue alive over the years. Particularly at ALRANZ.

I've always loved the metaphor that those of us who are fighting for a better world are each a link in the chain - and I think as we make more chain we should appreciate that which already exists.


Anonymous said...

Well said. And something to remember.

Anonymous said...

Some days when I find this fight particularly hard, especially when I am being attacked by people who have never met me, I think of the things that the rest of the links in the chain have gone through and it makes my spine a bit stronger and I hold my head up higher.

I don't have the words to describe how grateful I am for the battles they fought and the sacrifices they made. My efforts pale in comparison.