Abortion protests and the limits of freedom of political communication

Clubb v Edwards; Preston v Avery

Shireen Morris, Adrienne Stone

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Two cases currently before the High Court of Australia - 'Clubb v Edwards' and 'Preston v Avery' - raise the validity of state laws that seek to prohibit certain communication and protest outside abortion clinics. The laws are justified on the basis that they protect the 'safety', 'dignity', 'well-being' and 'privacy' of those seeking abortion services. The cases therefore pose the question of how these values are accommodated within the Australian system of representative and responsible government.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-409
Number of pages15
JournalSydney Law Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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