Rally In Solidarity: Every Roe v. Wade Abortion Rights Protest Happening In Australia

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade — the 1973 landmark decision that legalised abortion in the US.
This means that many American people could be left without the option of having an abortion depending on where they live, as states will make their own laws about whether abortion is illegal and up to what point in a pregnancy. In fact, 26 states are now certain or likely to implement abortion bans.
As women in the US have learnt this horrifying news, many in Australia have watched on, outraged by what is happening overseas. Now, a series of nationwide abortion rights rallies have been scheduled in Australia, for those who would like to show their support by marching in solidarity with the people impacted abroad.
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Where and when are the abortion rights protests in Australia?

Perth

Monday, June 27 at 1pm at U.S. Consulate.
More information available on the Facebook event here.
Saturday, July 2 at 1pm at Murray St Mall.
More information available on the Facebook event here.
Friday, July 8 at 6pm at Forrest Place.
More information available on the Facebook event here.

Brisbane

Friday, July 1 at 5:30pm at King George Square
More information available on the Facebook event here.
Saturday, July 9 at 12pm at King George Square.
More information available on the Facebook event here.

Melbourne

Saturday, July 2 at 12pm at the State Library
More information available on the Facebook event here.
Saturday, July 9 at 12pm at the State Library.
More information available on the Facebook event here.

Sydney

Saturday, July 2 at 1pm at Sydney Town Hall
More information available on the Facebook event here.
Saturday, July 9 at 1pm at Sydney Town Hall.

Newcastle

Thursday, June 30 at 5:30pm at Newcastle Museum
More information available on the Facebook event here.
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Wollongong

Saturday, July 2 at 12pm at Crown Street Mall Ampitheatre
More information available on the Facebook event here.
Saturday, July 9 at 12pm at Crown Street Mall Ampitheatre
More information available on the Facebook event here.

Adelaide

Friday, July 1 at 5:30pm at Beehive Corner, Rundle Mall.
More information available on the Facebook event here.
Friday, July 8 at 5pm at Parliament House.
More information available on the Facebook event here.

Canberra

Saturday, July 2 at 12pm at Garema Place. 
More information available on the Facebook event here.
Saturday, July 9 at 12pm at Garema Place. 
More information available on the Facebook event here.

Hobart

Saturday, July 2 at 11am at Salamanca Markets. 
More information available on the Facebook event here.
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Since the news broke, many well-known Australian media personalities and influencers including Abbie Chatfield, Maria Thattil, Brooke Blurton and Peaches PRC have also opened up about their own experiences of having an abortion, in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of women having autonomy over their bodies, and encouraging their followers to speak up about the issue.
Whether or not you're able to attend an in-person rally yourself, you'll likely see a lot of information and reactions about the reversal of Roe v. Wade on social media. If this becomes overwhelming or stressful, here are a therapist's tips on how to cope.
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