- Social support organisation
The Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA) was formed in response to the deaths from the widespread practice of back-yard and self-induced abortion caused by unwanted pregnancies. The Association was campaigning to put an end to the legislation in Australia which enforced abortion as illegal. In Canberra the ALRA was established by Beryl Henderson. Julia Freebury was the Sydney convenor in 1972.
Sources used to compile this entry: Abortion Law Reform Association - Victoria, 1966 - 1974, 75/59; The University of Melbourne Archives.