Commentary

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...

Grief gets acknowledgement

A few weeks ago I attended a training day for professionals on post-abortion grief.  It was attended by social workers, counsellors and nursing staff, some of whom were in private practice or in the public sector, and all who had come into contact with women grieving after abortion.  It was...

The price of a pill

Medical abortion has had a lot of media coverage lately, and I have addressed it more often than usual here and here, both times calling out the inconsistency of those who profess to care for women's health, yet seek to risk it for the sake of an ideal. Now we...

Outback Medical Abortion

It is outrageous that women's groups and health professionals who should know much better are complaining that the Northern Territory government is restricting medical abortion. Dr Suzanne Belton, Chair of the Northern Territory Family Planning association demonstrates a dangerous ignorance about the potential harm from medical abortion to women in...
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