Topic archives: abortion

ABC v the government … Irish abortion ad ban … London calling …

May 10, 2018

Michelle Guthrie has pledged to oppose further cuts to the ABC's budget, telling government that they would do well to remember what the broadcaster means to voters. And other media tidbits of the day.

Crikey Worm: interstate abortion trips quadruple for Tassie women

April 27, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Tasmanian women are traveling to Melbourne for abortions in record numbers. Plus, Josh Frydenbergheads to COAG to talk about Australia's recycling crisis. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods

State government rejoices as Tasmanians completely stop having sex

March 22, 2018 6

Something is amiss with people of child-bearing age in Tasmania.

Two feminist stories that won’t get anywhere near the attention of Matt Damon and Me Too

December 21, 2017 6

If we want to win the fight for women, reproductive rights must be the most important front.

Australia’s archaic abortion laws harming women

August 22, 2017 4

Heather Douglas (Professor of Law, University of Queensland) and Caroline de Costa (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, James Cook University) investigate a recent case of a woman being charged with illegally aborting her own pregnancy and question what was gained by this absurd process.

Labor gears up for internal fight over abortion

July 28, 2017 5

State and territory Labor branches are pushing for elected members of the party to no longer have a conscience vote when it comes to abortion.

Poll Bludger: despite shifting public attitudes on abortion, criminalisation remains in Qld, NSW

May 15, 2017 11

To the extent that abortion’s technical status as a criminal offence remains, it's clearly the case that the law is running behind public opinion.

Taxpayers should shell out for religious indoctrination in public schools because freedom

May 8, 2017 12

School chaplains argue they need millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to push their religion in government schools.

NT independent not happy about changes to abortion laws

February 16, 2017 1

His name is Gerry and he has issued a press release seemingly addressed to foetuses.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 15, 2017 6

Coal not so cool ... Engie CEO stepping down ... a note to the foetuses ...

On greyhounds, Blue Poles and abortion

October 12, 2016

Crikey readers respond to previous editions.

On ‘safe zones’ and the ACL

October 6, 2016 1

Crikey readers respond to yesterday's edition.

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

September 16, 2016

Sometimes outlets that aren't Crikey produce wonderful stories. Here is what we are reading -- what it's like to die, what O.J. Simpson means to black America, how the girlfriend of Philando Castile is getting on with her life, and an insight into the man who discovered lithium treatments for mental illness.

Case closed: experts loudly back decriminalisation of abortion in Qld

August 31, 2016 2

Doctors’ professional bodies have spoken out loud and clear in favour of the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland, write Caroline de Costa, professor of gynaecology, and Heather Douglas, professor of criminal law.

‘Progressive leadership’ on Nauru?

May 27, 2016

New laws are a small step forward.

Anti-choice advocates fail in latest attack on abortion rights

May 26, 2016 7

The latest attack on Victoria's abortion laws has failed, but anti-abortion activists have said the war is not over.

Bills will bring Australia’s abortion laws out of the 19th century

May 11, 2016

MPs unite in Queensland and New South Wales to reform outdated abortion laws, write Caroline de Costa, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, and Heather Douglas, professor of criminal law.

How the ‘Q’ case abortion ruling could hurt young Queensland women

May 2, 2016 1

The Rockhampton Supreme Court case involving abortion for a 12-year-old highlights urgent need for abortion law reform in Queensland, write Caroline de Costa and Heather Douglas

Does muzzling anti-abortion protesters infringe freedom of speech?

December 3, 2015 6

Victoria has passed legislation preventing the harassment of women outside abortion clinics. But does the new law restrict free speech? Crikey intern Jess Davis investigates.

Rundle: the intolerable, impersonal cruelty of Nauru

Rundle: the intolerable, impersonal cruelty of Nauru

October 19, 2015 34

This is a hands-off cruelty that sent "Abyan" back to an open prison without having received adequate medical treatment.