We support safe access zones for women’s health services
- On May 17, 2018
AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says the organisation supports safe access zones around abortion and reproductive health clinics.
“A private member’s bill championed by Labor’s Penny Sharpe and the Nationals’ Trevor Khan has been introduced in the NSW Upper House today.
“It endorses 150-metre radius safe access zones around women’s health services.
“AMA (NSW) supports this because people should be able to have unobstructed access to healthcare facilities and be able to approach them without harassment.
“This is true of general practice, cancer treatment, surgery, or sexual health.
“In the case of pregnancy termination, women do not seek these procedures out lightly and the absolute last thing anyone in those circumstances needs is abuse from strangers.
“Similarly, there is no shame to be had in seeking the help of sexual health clinics and no-one has the right to make people feel there is.
“AMA (NSW) supports safe access zones,” Dr Lim said.
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