Keynote presented at the Children by Choice Conference
Brisbane, February 2015
In 1982 a group called Toleration that described itself as a coalition against fanaticism invited me to give a keynote speech at its inaugural conference on the theme “Your body but whose right to choose?”
Rereading it in preparation for today’s speech it seemed eerily familiar- a real sense of déjà vue, including the protesters outside.
I feel proud that half a century of feminist activism has enhanced the status and rights of women and equally sad that abortion r…