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Wednesday 30 September 2015

#ShoutYourAbortion: a positive step towards the de-stigmatisation of abortion

Jay Ong
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The #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag running rampant around social media for the past few days is yet another wonderful initiative to be applauded in our world of ever-growing social consciousness. What began merely as a lovely, honest and unassuming Facebook post by Amelia Bonow became international news as many who understood its cultural and political significance took…
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Friday 14 June 2013
Culture Health Life Opinion Politics

Alright PM – let’s talk about abortion

Lauren Ingram
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On Tuesday, Julia Gillard launched ‘Women for Gillard’, a campaign aimed at reminding women of Labor’s – and the Coalition’s – record on women’s issues. It was partly inspired by a similar campaign that Obama ran in 2012. The Prime Minister raised a number of issues where she said she wouldn’t want to see women going…
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Thursday 18 April 2013
Life Memoir

memoir: my homesick abortion

Katie Schwartz

My abortion Pippa and I are really close. Really, we are. She’s not homesick in the slightest. For an ethereal aberration who communicates via text message and telepathy, I must admit, she surprised me with her fast-talking, deadpan, assertive personality and wild history. Neither of us expected to share my womb for nine months. I…
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Friday 22 March 2013
Featured Opinion

the politics of abortion

Matylda Buczko

With an Australian federal election fast approaching, the political issues that seem to be dominating revolve around women’s rights, with misogyny, equal pay and abortion laws making headlines. It’s not surprising considering the dominance of women’s issues in the US election. It became pretty clear that the issues that won the election for Barack Obama…
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Featured Opinion

hawk eyed feminism: up yours, freedom of speech

Emmica Schlobohm

Earlier this year, I wrote a short piece on my blog about protesters and the argument of freedom of speech. I think it’s worth a re-cap: ‘Every day on my way to work I walk past a women’s medical centre. Not really a notable observation except that this usually includes dodging a group of religious…
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