Children by Choice, family planning badge, c1972 to 1990

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Creator Union of Australian Women
Title Children by Choice, family planning badge, c1972 to 1990
Open Access Status Other
Date 1972-01-01
Year available 2015
Contributor Children By Choice
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 19
Language eng
Rights For all enquiries about this work, please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library
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 -- Queensland
Sexual and Reproductive health
Women's rights
Feminism -- Australia
Acknowledgements Research compiled by Emily Brand.
Additional Notes Badge with a red background with a white awareness ribbon in the centre, where a red outline of the state of Queensland forms the shape of the ribbon. Encircling this are the words 'Children by Choice'.

Children by Choice is a Queensland counselling, referral and information service for women experiencing unplanned pregnancy. When the organisation was established in Brisbane in 1972, Queensland women had very limited access to contraceptive and abortion services. As an arm of the Queensland-based Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA), Children by Choice was the first dedicated unplanned pregnancy counselling service in the state. The organisation was soon established in its own right, as an independent Association, and in the 1970s part of its counselling and education services included referrals and assistance for women to travel to New South Wales for safe abortions. Later, amidst lobbying for legislation change and other political action, Children by Choice began expanding operations by opening several clinics, first in northern New South Wales and then in the Brisbane area and regional Queensland.

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