In the latest move, Cricket Australia (CA) has sacked their employee, Angela Williamson, who worked as a manager of public policy and government relations, for campaigning for abortion on the social media platform.
Meanwhile, CA has noted they sacked her because she insulted the Tasmanian government over her series of hostile messages on micro-blogging website Twitter.
CA will also enter a legal tussle that includes claims regarding a senior employee of the Tasmanian government divulged the woman’s own pregnancy termination to Cricket Tasmania (CT).
Angela was still in shock and eventually looked for an answer on how expressing her political opinion relates to her workplace.
“For speaking up, I lost my job with Cricket Australia. They said my tweet had damaged my relationship with the government. I was in shock trying to understand the situation I’d found myself in, and how publicly expressing my political opinion in a tweet had led to this situation at work. I’m still in shock,” Angela says.
Angela Williamson was stern on her political stand and admitted that she is not a victim. She added that although abortion is legal in Tasmania, the system doesn’t work properly.
“I’m not a victim. I’m not seeking pity. And I’m not going to be quiet about reproductive health and surgical terminations. Bottom line? I should not have had to lose my job to deliver the change. Abortion is legal in Tasmania. But that system is broken and it made me feel ashamed,” she remarked.
She hopes to help other women:
Angela also mentioned that she bashed the government for the reason that she didn’t have any option for abortion. Furthermore, she pledged to help other women out in the matter.
“The doors were closed to me. There was no pathway for me to access a surgical termination in Tasmania. The only option was to go to Melbourne and take time off work. But I decided I wasn’t going to allow anyone to go through this again,” Angela added.
However, Cricket Tasmania refrained from commenting on this issue regarding abortion as Cricket Australia took early notice of it to sack an employee.