Women's Abortion Action Campaign, 'Abortion: A Woman's Right to Choose' badge, c1972 to 1990

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Creator Union of Australian Women
Title Women's Abortion Action Campaign, 'Abortion: A Woman's Right to Choose' badge, c1972 to 1990
Open Access Status Other
Date 1972
Year available 2015
Contributor Women's Abortion Action Campaign
Series Union of Australian Women Collection, UQFL193
Type image/tiff
Original Format 1 badge, plastic and metal; 4 cm in diameter.
Source Union of Australian Women Collection, UQFL193, Box 24, item 46
Language eng
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Abstract/Summary The Union of Australian Women was a national organisation, formed in 1950. Its aim was to work for the status and wellbeing of women across the world. It was involved in a wide variety of campaigns that concern women, and networked with other women's community and union groups on such issues. The national branch closed in 1995 and the Queensland branch disbanded in 1999.
Keyword Union of Australian Women -- History
Abortion -- Australia
Women's rights
Acknowledgements Research compiled by Emily Brand.
Additional Notes A handmade badge featuring the slogan ‘Abortion – a woman’s right to choose’ with the letters WAAC beneath. Purple background with white lettering.

The Women’s Abortion Action Campaign was established in Sydney in 1972 as part of the Women’s Liberation Movement. Its aim was to mobilise support for the repeal of anti-abortion laws, and its activities involved public meetings, demonstrations, conferences, lobbying and education. WAAC was formed with five demands: Abortion is a woman’s right to choose; Repeal all abortion laws; Free safe abortion of demand; Free safe contraception on demand; and No forced sterilisation. It publishes a newsletter, ‘Right to Choose’. The organisation remains active today in campaigning for women’s reproductive rights and access to abortion on demand.

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