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