Five medical professionals who provide abortions in Wodonga are calling on NSW politicans to make it legal across the Border.
And they hope sharing their "powerful experiences" through an open letter will sway members of parliament to vote for the decriminalisation of abortion in NSW.
The letter includes the experience of an Aboriginal mother who travelled a 10 hour round trip with her six children to access their services.
Led by doctor and Albury deputy mayor Amanda Cohn, and signed by her Gateway Health colleagues Catherine Orr, Ling Li, Lauren Coelli and Andrea Davidson, the single-page letter hopes to help pass the Reproductive Healthcare Reform Bill, helping rural and regional NSW women "access safer terminations".
"Women are travelling up to 600 kilometres to access our clinic, from communities such as Griffith, Wagga, Cootamundra, Condobolin and West Wyalong," the letter said.
"In fact, 60 per cent of our patients come from the NSW side of the border, where women are unable to access termination of pregnancy safely within their own communities.
"The current criminalisation of abortion in NSW is disproportionately impacting rural and regional women and women from lower socio-economic backgrounds who can't travel interstate as easily as their urban or wealthier counterparts."
Dr Cohn said the bill is "simply about making it safer for women".
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"It is much safer for that woman's health for follow up care to be with their local doctor," she said.
"We know the law isn't stopping women from having abortions - they are just having to travel a long way to get them.
"And the overwhelming feeling in the medical profession is that abortions should be legal - regardless of their religious beliefs."
The letter described the clinic assisting victims of sexual assault "to choose not to carry the child of their rapist" and victims of domestic violence "to feel safe leaving a dangerous relationship".
"These women should not have had to travel away from family, friends and their regular doctor," the letter said.
Dr Cohn said politicians need to put their religious beliefs aside.
"We respect members of parliament and other medical colleagues have strong religious views but at the end of the day it should be at the choice of the medical professional and the patient," she said.
"There are lots of doctors in Albury and NSW who have the training to provide termination who will once they are provided with a safe legal framework."
The letter refers to a Muslim colleague who has put their own beliefs aside.
"A local Muslim colleague proudly attests that 'Islam is my religion, not hers' and refers women to our service professionally and without judgement," the letter said.
"We ask that you similarly allow our colleagues and our patients the freedom to make these choices safely, in their own communities, and without fear of prosecution."
Dr Cohn said anyone who feels strongly about the bill should speak to Member for Albury Justin Clancy.