Commentary

Misogyny at its finest

Discussions around abortion access often rest on this concept of choice, freedom and autonomy for women, concepts that the majority of people would support.  It is these ideals which underpinned much of the political debate around the recent Infant Viability Bill in Victoria.  Yet in spite of the substantial evidence...

Addressing misconceptions

I thought this was worth a re-post, not just a comment reply.  'Mary' commented on this post with the following: Hi Debbie Can I ask how your organisation would be “helping, supporting and encouraging” the patient when she has another life to look afar (esp if as in your example...

Critics of choice

Australian Doctor magazine, an online publication for health professionals published an article this week on our new project, Australian Mifepristone Reversal.  The 'expert' they chose to quote on this service to women is a prominent abortion provider and advocate Professor Caroline de Costa.  Not surprisingly her opinion of mifepristone reversal...

Sad and complex abortion request

This article in today's Age newspaper highlights the complexities that women can face during pregnancy, not only if they are abortion seeking, but simply in seeking appropriate supports.  The focus of the article, and of the woman's expressed concerns are primarily around issues of abortion access.  While abortion is legally...

The hypocrisy of choice

I read this article with sadness today.  A couple told their unborn child had a lethal condition that would mean he or she would survive no more than an hour after birth are now advocating for change to Ireland's abortion laws.  On the surface their arguments seem convincing.  The were...
Showing 2 of 1212345...10...Last »