Activists rally to support abortion Bill

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LUKE ANSCOMBE Pro-choice activists marched from Brisbane’s city hall to the state parliament building this week in support of the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018, which would decriminalise abortion in Queensland. The Bill, which is based on a … [Read more...]

Abortion groups at odds over safe access zones

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EMMA DILLON Pro-choice groups have welcomed the introduction of proposed new legislation to decriminalise abortion and implement safe access zones around clinics in Queensland, but anti-abortion protesters say it will lead to unwanted … [Read more...]

Queensland laws forcing women interstate for abortions

JANA GABRIJEL Women are being forced to spend thousands of dollars at private clinics or flying interstate for terminations because of Queensland’s restrictive reproductive laws, a Brisbane Law Professor has said. Abortion is the only … [Read more...]

Rob Pyne to rally with pro-choice activists this November

MATTHEW WOTHERSPOON Hundreds of pro-choice activists will descend on Queensland's Parliament House this November, to push for new laws that will remove abortion from the Queensland Criminal Code. The Women's Abortion Right Campaign Brisbane … [Read more...]

Experts push for changes to Queensland’s abortion laws

INGE HANSEN Queensland abortion laws have been described as 'out of date' by two Queensland experts in the Medical Journal of Australia. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at James Cook University, Caroline De Costa said many women are … [Read more...]

Opinion: Abortion rights in Queensland need to change

SHAY LEDINGHAM If you’re seeking one, you’re probably trying to do the right thing. Perhaps the decision to get one has been morally agonising. Or it might have been comfortable and straightforward. Really though, the reason for getting … [Read more...]

Over-the-Phone abortions not a safe alternative

HANNAH SBEGHEN An over-the-phone abortion service has called for assistance after being overwhelmed by an influx of new patients seeking access to abortion drug RU486. The service, run by Tabbot Foundation provides women access to the abortion … [Read more...]