Join us for a birthday cake and speeches commemorating the history of the clinic.
Saturday 22nd September 2012 – 10:00 am-11:00 am
118 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
The fight for abortion rights is very much a part of East Melbourne’s history. Drs Bertram Wainer and Jo Wainer, the founders of the Fertility Control Clinic, were leading campaigners.
The clinic has been a chief target of the anti-choice minority since it opened in 1972. For the past seven years CWRR has defended the clinic on the fourth Saturday every month, stopping about 80 “Helpers of God’s Precious Infants” from positioning themselves at the front gate and intercepting people who enter or walk past. Our presence keeps the anti-abortion group on the other side of street, securing safe access for staff and women using the clinic as well as passersby. Our visible pro-choice presence counters the unrelenting intimidation by anti-abortionists who are there seven days a week.
Among the clinic’s defenders are women who have used its service, and CWRR regularly comes across many more women who feel very strongly about the need, and the right, to defend it.
Feel free to contact us and to join our clinic defence on the fourth Saturday of each month,
from 10:00 am until 11:00 am.
We hope to meet you,
Campaign for Women’s Reproductive Rights