This morning counter-protesters gathered out the front of ACT Health for the third time to oppose the presence of anti-choice religious protesters. A group of people passionate about advocating for women’s rights and defending the right to accesses contraception and abortion are staging constant silent protests alongside praying anti-choice protesters.
The anti-choice protesters have been gathering every Friday morning for years, handing out anti-abortion propaganda, as well as spreading religious paraphernalia around the entrance to ACT Health. They have also been know to heckle passers by and make women who are accessing health services and ACT Health staff uncomfortable.
The counter protesters are standing silently behind the anti-choice protesters with signs saying things like ‘Keep Your Rosaries Off My Ovaries’ and ‘Pro Choice: the radical notion that women should have control of their own bodies’. With a growing numbers of attendees and support from passers by they plan to continue to convene until the anti-choice protesters stop.
There is an open invite for any community members who would like to support the pro-choice cause to come along next Friday morning at 8 am and join in. People are being asked to wear purple.