A Pro-Choice Politician Trying To Decriminalise Abortion Shares The Contents Of Her Inbox
The Queensland government is weeks away from introducing a bill to decriminalise abortion and the state's deputy premier Jackie Trad, who campaigned for the procedure to be removed from Queensland's criminal code, says she receives abusive emails, letters and tweets for being pro-choice "every single day".
"I have received hundreds of emails, hundreds of comments, there are Twitter accounts that are solely set up to tweet abuse at me, anti-choicers letter-boxed my entire electorate calling me the 'minister for abortion'," Trad told BuzzFeed News. "It seems like this is the price of being a publicly pro-choice woman in Australia — speaking up makes you a target."
We had a look inside Trad's inbox.