Commentary

Grief after Abortion

In February I spoke at an event in Sydney, Walking With Love, an educational symposium designed to increase awareness of the needs of women experiencing unintended pregnancy and those who have had an abortion. A week after this event I received an email from a woman who had attended and...

Celebrate Parenthood

Sometimes it can feel like we are all alone as parents, in our struggles and even in our joys. With families often so far apart, neighbours often not knowing each, we can feel that there is nobody to share, or even acknowedge the tough times, or the excitement of the...

Pregnancy Support Centres

Pregnancy support centres in Australia are usually volunteer based community organisations, set up to provide material, practical and emotional support to women and families during pregnancy and early parenting years. They offer a vast range of services depending on the skill mix of the volunteer staff and the budget available...

Choice or coercion?

It is sad that the rhetoric of choice is often used to disguise what could more easily be described as very coercive circumstances for women. These stories below from a Madison Magazine article in October 2009. Samantha didn’t want to be a single parent and had an abortion at 34....

Thinking about sex?

... here are some things to consider.... Sex is not just about physical pleasure, although it is often the feelings of sexual pleasure that drive us toward sex, especially in the teen years. Sex is intrinsically linked to our emotional selves so it is important to consider how you will...
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