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Tuesday 21 July 2015
Featured Health Sexuality World

does obamacare offer cheaper contraception than australia’s medicare?

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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  It was only recently that Obamacare, or its less catchy name, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrated its fifth birthday. The plan was introduced with the aim of revolutionising the United States healthcare system. It was a big ambition for a developed country that unlike others, offered no form of basic universal healthcare. Five…
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Monday 16 June 2014
Feminism Opinion

claire van ryn is confused by feminism

Sarah McGhee
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Claire Van Ryn is a pro-life Christian blogger and writer for The Examiner, with a reputation for writing controversial articles that incite heated responses. And her most recent article is no exception. The piece is titled Women’s Rights Confusing Men, and in it Van Ryn talks about traditional gender roles and urges men to be…
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Tuesday 6 May 2014
Featured

zoe’s law, choice and the restriction of women’s reproductive rights

Gillian Clive
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We’ve come a long way from the princess in the tower – women, I mean. We make our own decisions now and stand up for ourselves more – and better – than we ever have before, and with more political muscle. Yet we must still be vigilant; there are those who, under the guise of…
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Friday 11 April 2014
News

in brief: missouri lawmaker likens abortion to buying a car or recarpeting a house

Kezia Lubanszky
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The US state of Missouri legislature is currently considering a bill that would triple the wait time for women waiting to get an abortion. The waiting period would be increased to 72 hours, and, has been backed by sponsor Chuck Gatschenberger, a man who knows what it’s like. The sponsor recently recalled a similar story…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
News World

in brief: philippines high court wins the fight against church in birth control laws

April Glover
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The Philippines High Court has passed a controversial bill that allows birth control, after years of the Catholic Church pressuring the government to maintain a ban on the contraception. Philippine President, Benigno Aquino passed the bill which will allow sexual freedom for Philippine women, and require health institutions to provide free condoms and contraceptive pills….
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Friday 28 March 2014
Art Feminism News

in brief: exhibition celebrates 4000 years of reproductive choice

Kezia Lubanszky
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The University of Michigan is displaying an exhibition of posters by artist Heather Ault dedicated to the history of women and abortions. The agency of reproductive and contraceptive choice extends back 4000 years, so the exhibition is named ‘4000 Years for Choice.’ Ault, an activist for reproductive rights, said that the exhibition ‘presents abortion and…
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Thursday 27 March 2014
News

in brief: Alaskan senator wants women to have pregnancy tests before drinking in bars

Shannon O'Keefe
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A state senator in Alaska is advocating that women have pregnancy tests before drinking in bars. State senator Pete Kelly believes that if this happened women would no longer drink when pregnant, thus not giving birth to babies with foetal alcohol syndrome. Senator Kelly also claims that birth control such as the pill is not…
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Wednesday 19 March 2014
News Politics

in brief: bernie finn’s disgusting comments on abortion

Matilda Mornane
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  Bernie Finn, a member of the Victorian parliament’s upper house, made some comments about abortion this week that shocked even his own party. Mr. Finn was speaking to his local newspaper, the Werribee-Hoppers Crossing-Point Cook Star, when he reiterated to the paper, and all of its unfortunate readers, just why he is anti-choice. ‘In…
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Sunday 26 January 2014
News

in brief: pregnant woman is finally taken off life support

Bridget Conway
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In Fort Worth, Texas, the battle between life and death has finally come to an end. For the family of Marlise Munoz, a young pregnant woman who has been kept on life support despite her wishes to be taken off has finally been given what she and her family asked her. On Friday, a Texas…
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Saturday 11 January 2014
News World

in brief: texas law forces brain-dead woman’s family to keep her on life support

Bridget Conway
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In Fort Worth, Texas a Mrs. Munoz, brain-dead for the past few months, has been kept on life support despite her request to her husband that she did not want to be kept alive in such an instance. Why? Because she is pregnant. That’s why. Just before Thanksgiving in 2013 (that’s near the end of…
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Tuesday 7 January 2014
News Politics

the death industry: liberal senator bernardi on abortion

Ally Van Schilt
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In his new book The Conservative Revolution, Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has made some provocative, outrageous claims in relation to abortion, step-families and industrial relations laws. These claims have caused the Federal Opposition to call upon Prime Minister Tony Abbott to completely dissociate from Bernardi’s ‘extraordinary reactionary agenda.’ Bernadi has accused women of using abortion…
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Friday 6 December 2013
News World

in brief: Colombian women soldiers face routine abuse in rebel army

Sarah Iuliano
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Women enlisted in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are facing routine abuses, including sexual slavery, forced abortions and infanticide. FARC’s female soldiers are reportedly subjected to the sexual whims of commanders and all are given routine contraceptive injections. The Marxist rebel forces lure in girls with the promise of a better quality of…
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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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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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