• Short Summary

    Australian women supporting the introduction of a new abortion Bill have set up an "embassy" in a tent outside Parliament House, Canberra
    The "women's embassy" will be manned night and day until Thursday (10 May), when two private members of the House of Representatives introduce the Medical Practitioners' Clarification Bill which would allow abortion on demand up to 12 weeks into pregnancy.

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    Australian women supporting the introduction of a new abortion Bill have set up an "embassy" in a tent outside Parliament House, Canberra
    The "women's embassy" will be manned night and day until Thursday (10 May), when two private members of the House of Representatives introduce the Medical Practitioners' Clarification Bill which would allow abortion on demand up to 12 weeks into pregnancy.

    One of the women taking part in the vigil, Mrs. Lenore Lipscombe, a research scholar at the Australian National University in Canberra, said the "embassy" had been erected to help promote the cause of liberalisation of abortion laws.

    "It is an information centre, and politicians will be able to talk to us here and hear our point of view without a lot of the falseness which has surrounded the question", she said.

    The women are also distributing copies of a book on contraception. called: "What Every Woman Should Know".

    A woman reporter interviewed one of the helpers at the "embassy":
    SYNOPSIS: Signatures are being collected in support of the Bill, which is being introduced by two Independent Members form the State of Victoria. The "women's embassy", which is also giving advice on contraception, will operate until the Bill is introduced.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAGVSA9HETMG8AN3WLH8BL8MGW
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGVSA9HETMG8AN3WLH8BL8MGW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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