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Wednesday 15 January 2014
Health News

in brief: study finds that ultrasounds don’t stop abortions

Matilda Mornane
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  A recent study has found that, despite what some anti-choice campaigners believe, receiving an ultrasound is not guaranteed to change a woman’s mind about having the baby aborted. Conservative anti-abortion campaigner, Rebecca Campos-Duffy, last year stated that, upon having an ultrasound, ‘upwards of 90 percent of [the women] decide not to have an abortion.’…
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Tuesday 10 December 2013
Featured

human rights day: sexual and reproductive health is a basic human right

Matylda Buczko
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Today is Human Rights Day, a UN-recognised day that aims to focus global attention on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the ‘common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations’. The declaration outlines the rights that every person should be afforded and uphold. Rights like freedom from slavery and oppression, from cruelty…
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Wednesday 4 December 2013
News

in brief: abortion law reforms may give more power to doctors

Matilda Mornane
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The Liberal state council of Victoria has called for a change to a section of the Abortion Law Reform Act, in which it is mandatory for doctors with a “conscientious objection” to abortion to refer women to medical practitioners with no objections. The Victorian Liberal Party state council has now passed the motion to overhaul…
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Thursday 21 November 2013
News

in brief: Tasmania to decriminalise abortion

Ruby Grant
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After months of campaigning and debates, Tasmania is set to become the third Australian state to decriminalise abortion. The Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill 2013 has passed the Legislative Council, in amended form, after extensive late night debates. The bill passed this afternoon with nine votes in favour and five against. The Reproductive Health…
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Wednesday 20 November 2013
News World

in brief: FEMEN activists disrupt anti-abortion demonstration in Spain

Suzy Yang
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FEMEN activists went topless to protest against the anti-abortion movement in Madrid on Sunday. Abortion is currently a legally authorised practice in Spain. For women who wish for an abortion within 14 weeks of pregnancy, or 22 weeks for those facing health risks, abortion is a legal option. But the new Minister of Justice, Alberto…
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Thursday 14 November 2013
News

in brief: melbourne doctor believes women seeking abortions deserve to die

Yalei Wang
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A Melbourne GP who believes that women who have abortions deserve to die has been under investigation after he supposedly revealed on Facebook that he broke Victoria’s abortion laws, by not referring patients seeking abortions to the appropriate services and even actively attempting to talk women out of getting terminations. Daniel Mathews, a lecturer from…
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Thursday 7 November 2013
Books

lip lit: my notorious life

Lou Heinrich
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Ah, patriarchy. There’s no greater evidence that it’s a man’s world (or was a man’s world) than when we read the pages of a history book. The inherently male bias runs through most records of the centuries, because money and power lay solely at the hands of men (read this for an excellent explanation). Herstory…
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Wednesday 30 October 2013
News

daily feminist news: 30.10.13

Ruby Grant
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Texas judge rules new abortion restrictions unconstitutional. Despite Wendy Davis’ 11-hour filibuster blocking a super restrictive anti-abortion law in Texas, the law passed in July, banning abortions after 20 weeks and requiring doctors to perform abortions at special facilities. But the good news is that this week a judge ruled that the new regulations are…
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Thursday 10 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 10.10.13

Ruby Grant
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Russian parliament debate law to strip gay parents of their children. In February the Russian parliament will debate a bill that could cause same sex parents to lose custody of their children. The potential law would allow the state to strip parents of custody if they practise ‘non-traditional sexual relations.’ Currently in Russia children can…
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Wednesday 9 October 2013
News

daily feminist news: 09.10.13

Ruby Grant
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What do you think of this: American Apparel ‘Period Power’ T shirt? American Apparel has collaborated with artist, Petra Collins, and produced this T-shirt featuring a graphic illustration of a woman masturbating while her vagina oozes blood. Collins is known for her work that explores feminine sexuality and teen girl culture, with half the proceeds…
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Sunday 22 September 2013
Featured News

zoe’s law: what will this mean for australian women?

Danielle Scoins
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The New South Wales Parliament is currently debating a Bill which, if passed, would alter the way the criminal law considers a foetus. The Bill (commonly referred to as ‘Zoe’s Law’) is named after the stillborn daughter of Ms Brodie Donegan, who suffered injuries as a result of a car accident in 2009, which resulted…
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Tuesday 10 September 2013
Featured News Opinion

the rise of ‘prenatal feminism’

Lou Heinrich
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There is a ‘war on unborn women’, declares Kurt Kondrich, an American father and anti-abortion campaigner. ‘Rapid advances in prenatal testing,’ he declares, ‘Will soon allow this broken culture to wage war on any person deemed ‘flawed’ or ‘substandard’.’ Kondrich is referring to prenatal testing that identifies sex, as well as disabilities such as Down…
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Friday 6 September 2013
Featured News Opinion

is abortion still an election issue?

Danielle Scoins
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In June earlier this year, then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered a harrowing speech, warning Australians of the implications for women’s rights regarding abortion if Tony Abbott was to become Prime Minister. Cautioning Australians about voting for Mr Abbott, Ms Gillard stated that women risked effectively losing their autonomy over the abortion issue, saying ‘We don’t…
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Monday 19 August 2013
News

daily feminist news: 19.08.13

lip magazine
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‘Daily feminist news’ collects news stories from around the world and brings them to you, Lip reader. If you have any stories to add, let us know in the comments below.   SLUT, the play, opens at the New York Fringe Festival A play based on the actors’ own experiences with sexual assault opened at…
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