The service, launched eight months ago, has so far provided more than 850 medical terminations, with many of its referrals coming from GPs.
The Green Party has pledged to make it safer, cheaper and easier for Australian women to get abortions in a $15 million election commitment, including support for the decriminalisation of abortion at state level and cutting out-of-pocket expenses through a review of rebates.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) Victoria and senior obstetricians urged Victorian politicians to vote down a new abortion bill that would jeopardise good medical practice. On 25 May, they did vote it down, by 27 to 11 votes.
Abortion topic of discussion in Australia – stories from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
The Australian federal court has found that The Minister for Immigration, Peter Dutton, exposed a refugee living on Nauru to serious medical and legal risks by flying her to Papua New Guinea for an abortion.
Canberra’s Polish community held a protest on 17 April to denounce a “draconian” proposal to ban abortions and restrict the morning-after pill and in vitro fertilisation in Poland.
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