In the wake of the passage of the Abortion Law Reform Bill here in Victoria late in 2008, Elizabeth Kehoe sent me this beautiful tribute.

I have included an image of it so you can see it formatted as she intended, the original PDF she sent me is attached. I have also included an inline version below to make it easier for the sight-imparied to access the text.

Thank you Elizabeth.

Centennial Warriors

(for Leslie Cannold)

1908
Magnanimous woman
suffragette
you fought long
strong
relentless
often thwarted
out of breath
bleeding
yet always believing
you would succeed—
one hundred years on
we honour your achievement

2008
Magnanimous woman
abortion-law reformist
you fought long
strong
relentless
often thwarted
out of breath
bleeding
yet always believing
you too would succeed—
today and
every tomorrow
we honour
your achievement

Publication history

Centennial Warriors by Elizabeth Kehoe  Unpublished
2008-01-05