Pro-choice Motherhood

Pro-choice Motherhood

by Julie Fairey When I first contemplated becoming a mother I worried. I worried about all sorts of things; would I be any good at it, would I hate it, would I be able to get pregnant at all. And I worried that it would change my attitude to...

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Missouri Says You Must Die

Missouri Says You Must Die

by Terry Bellamak The state of Missouri says if you have an ectopic pregnancy you must die. Missouri House Bill 2810, if it passes, would make aborting an ectopic pregnancy a felony. The health practitioners who do so would be felons after...

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A Testing Time Part 1: Old Fashioned Pregnancy Tests

A Testing Time Part 1: Old Fashioned Pregnancy Tests

by Margaret Sparrow Last week I helped a friend do her first Rapid Antigen Test for Covid and we marvelled at the scientific progress and the rapid commercial development that made this possible. That got me thinking about the slow progress over...

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Lack of Abortion Care Can Kill

Lack of Abortion Care Can Kill

by Terry Bellamak One of the most transparently ludicrous claims anti-abortion types have made in recent years is that ‘abortion is never medically necessary.’ Tell that to Savita Halappanavar, who died of sepsis after being denied abortion care in...

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The Challenge

The Challenge

by Terry Bellamak At the second reading for the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Bill, Kieran McAnulty issued a challenge. At the end of his call, he laid it down: “If you’re going to vote against it – fine. Get up and tell...

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Antivax / antiabortion

Antivax / antiabortion

by Terry Bellamak   "My heart is beating like I've literally been attacked. It was so terrifying." These are the words of a woman who was accosted by protesters outside a medical facility. As it happens, she was not seeking an abortion. Rather, she...

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ALRANZ President Stepping Down

ALRANZ President Stepping Down

It is with equal amounts of bittersweet nostalgia and bracing anticipation that I announce I am stepping down from the ALRANZ presidency. It has been an honour and a privilege to lead this organisation through the years in which our long-held...

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Select Committee Report on the Safe Areas Bill

Select Committee Report on the Safe Areas Bill

The Health Select Committee has reported back on the Safe Areas Bill. The result is a mixed bag. The Committee has made changes to how the actions prohibited in safe areas are defined, but did not change the requirement for bespoke safe areas,...

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Why You Should Share Your Story

Information is power, and our stories are some of the most powerful tools we have in the fight for equitable access to reproductive health care. We’ve launched a new page, ‘Hold Them to Account.’ It’s a form where you can tell us about any dodgy or...

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