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This episode of Lay Down The Law features a conversation about using the law as a tool of social change to protect women's rights, focusing on abortion access.

Joining host Jo Stanley is Maurice Blackburn's Elizabeth O'Shea, Principal Lawyer and author, and Dr Susie Allanson, a clinical psychologist who worked at a Melbourne-based fertility control clinic, where she experienced abuse and harassment from anti-abortion protestors.

This conversation takes place against the backdrop of an ongoing global battle for women's freedoms and reproductive rights. It touches on the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States.

They share the story of a security guard murdered at the clinic where Dr Allanson worked in 2001, catalysing their campaign. Through a series of court cases and legislative reforms, they ultimately succeeded in introducing Safe Access Zones legislation in 2016.

They also discuss the fight for women's agency and control over their fertility, which takes place globally.

Tune in to this inspiring episode as these two incredible women discuss the importance of using the law for social change and securing women's rights. Listen to the conversation below, on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. 

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