Original story by Bianca Hall 15 April 2016 A young African woman, accepted as a refugee on the Pacific island of Nauru, known as S99, was in the midst of a violent epileptic seizure when she was set upon and raped on Nauru. She was semi-conscious during the rape and is unable to identify her attacker. Now, she is nine weeks pregnant and desperate to have an abortion. Since the rape, she has attempted suicide, … Continued
A governor in Papua New Guinea, Powes Parkop, has called for public deabte on abortion law reform in the country. Parkop said that the current law is forcing abortion underground, endangering the lives of women.
The Northern Territory bill to liberalise access to abortion medication mifepristone (still called RU486 in Australia) was adjourned until April because Minister for Health John Elferink argued against remote access to the drug.
by Terry Bellamak In October, a group of secondary school-age feminists decided to host a big meetup in Wellington. They hailed from Wellington High, Samuel Marsden, and Wellington Girls East (Femin-Easts is their club’s name). Their purpose was to discuss gender inequality and how they could get involved. They invited speakers from across the spectrum of feminist organisations, including Wellington Rape Crisis, feminist groups from Victoria University, and the Abortion Law Reform Association of NZ. … Continued
It is time to unite, rally and have our voices heard. Speakers: Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Spokesperson for Women Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Greens NSW Spokesperson for the Status of Women Lee Rhiannon, Senator for NSW as they launched the #end12 campaign.The #end12 campaign is calling for the end of Division 12 of the NSW Crimes Act that criminalises abortion, and for the enactment of protection zones around clinics to ensure the safety of patients … Continued