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Monday 29 April 2013
Health News

in brief: pharmaceutical benefits advisory committee wants RU486 costs slashed

Alexandra Storey
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  Last Friday, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee advised that Mifepristone (better known as RU486 or the ‘abortion pill’), and Misoprostol, taken in conjunction with RU486, be covered by a scheme which provides a government subsidy. RU486 is a drug allowing the medical termination of pregnancies up to 49 days.  It was first developed by…
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Tuesday 16 April 2013
Health News Opinion Politics

abortion debates from australia’s deep south: tasmania’s battle over reproductive rights

lip magazine
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Like countless other young women, the “war on women” during the 2012 American presidential election campaign was a shock to my system. It can seem so easy to take our rights for granted in a time and culture where post-feminist discourses tell us that we can “have it all”; where Beyonce’s power-femininity dominates the all-American-male…
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