Commentary

Lies women are told: Medical abortion

In the past ten days our office has been contacted by two women desperately seeking information about reversing a medical abortion process they had just started. Whilst there is a protocol available for attempting to reverse the damaging effects of Mifepristone, it is not widely known or practised and the...

Hard questions

There comes a time when deeper questions about difficult issues need to be addressed. One could argue that the deepest of questions have already been asked about abortion, women's rights, the humanity of the unborn and whether abortion can go on being considered just another medical procedure. Unfortunately the framing...

Whose ideology?

2 weeks ago I posted a link to the website www.iregretmyabortion.org.au  on our facebook page.  I boosted the post, meaning I paid extra money to ensure that it appeared on the wall of all of our page's 'likers' and their friends. The stories on this site are real, heartfelt, and...

Survey misrepresents values

ABC’s Compass online survey draws some interesting, but incredibly flawed conclusions on a number of issues, but particularly on the issue of support for abortion law in Victoria.  A single question, ‘How restrictive should abortion laws be in Victoria?’ elicits a range of responses from ‘Much less’ to ‘much more’....

Discrimination no surprise

The Human Rights Commission conducted a survey of hundreds of women and found that 49% experienced some form of workplace discrimination related to their pregnancy or parenting roles, with 84% of those women experiencing significant distress and damage as a result. Not least of all the woman who courageously shared...
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