• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE1097

Women’s Abortion Action Campaign, Sydney

(From 1972 – )
  • Occupation Women's Rights Organisation


The Women’s Abortion Action Campaign was established in Sydney in 1972 as one element of the Women’s Liberation Movement. Its main focus was to mobilize support for the repeal of abortion laws, which involved primarily public meetings, demonstrations and conferences. It also lobbied members of parliament before elections and disseminated information about the legal status and availability of abortion.

Published resources

  • Journal
    • Right to choose: a women's health action magazine, 1981-1998
    • Abortion is a woman's right to choose, Women's Abortion Action Campaign, 1973-1981
  • Booklet
    • Abortion : a woman's right to choose/ [compiled by AUS Women's department, Women's Abortion Action Campaign ( Sydney), Women's Abortion Action Coalition ( Melbourne)], [1976]
  • Journal Article
    • Who decides? Perspectives on the abortion campaign, Ballantyne, Glenda, 1979
  • Book
    • Australian feminist organisations 1970-1985 : a research guide from feminist publications, Grahame, Emma and Prichard. Janette Joy, 1996
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection
    • Women's Abortion Action Campaign - records, 1970-1998
    • Julia Trubridge-Freebury further papers, 1960s-2004

Related entries

  • Related Organisations
    • Women's Abortion Action Coalition, Melbourne Victoria (1972 - )
  • Related Women
    • Stevens, Joyce (1928 - 2014)