Topic archives: anti-abortion

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.

Anti-abortion activists in Twitter training

February 21, 2017

Safe to assume their avatars will all be eggs.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 21, 2017

Anti-abortion Twitter ... Stokes slashes ... Palmer's Facebook poetry ...

Chicken Latin: trying to decipher Gerry Wood’s anti-abortion motto

February 17, 2017 2

We've asked Wood himself what it means but haven't heard back.

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.

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 1, 2015 4

Troy Newman being sent back to where he came from ... Turnbull loves NBN satellites, he swears ... who will take North Sydney?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 29, 2015 2

Nauru v the ABC ... Right to Life angry (as usual) ... stoners under the bed ...

Anti-choice extremist who advocates executing doctors to tour Australia

Anti-choice extremist who advocates executing doctors to tour Australia

September 28, 2015 28

The Australian anti-choice group Right To Life is sponsoring the tour of an advocate for the killing of abortion providers.

Will the new ultra-Right Liberal guard revive hard-line NSW anti-abortion bill?

Will the new ultra-Right Liberal guard revive hard-line NSW anti-abortion bill?

October 29, 2014 6

"Zoe's Law" seemed destined for a quiet demise in NSW's upper house, but after ICAC has claimed quite a few Liberal scalps, the political landscape has changed. Freelance journalist Claire Pullen reports.

Rundle: manning the barricades (again) for reproductive freedom

Rundle: manning the barricades (again) for reproductive freedom

October 17, 2014 12

There's a feeling of "not this again", as women and pro-choice supporters gear up to fight oppressive laws which seek to grant "personhood" to zygotes.

Little common ground and less understanding at pro-life conference

Little common ground and less understanding at pro-life conference

September 1, 2014 5

Freelance writer Connor Tomas O'Brien attended the World Congress of Families. He discovered angry protesters and outraged attendees -- with neither side willing to give an inch.

Rundle: Abetz and the sleazy switch from moral campaign to scientific irrationalism

Rundle: Abetz and the sleazy switch from moral campaign to scientific irrationalism

August 8, 2014 48

Eric Abetz says there is a demonstrated link between abortion and breast cancer (he now says he didn't, despite it airing on national television). Won't anyone stand up for science anymore?

How conservative MPs are trying to undermine abortion rights

How conservative MPs are trying to undermine abortion rights

June 4, 2014 3

Victorian MP Geoff Shaw is the latest conservative Australian politician to try to limit access to abortions. Freelance journalist David Donaldson says it wouldn't be easy to outlaw abortion altogether, but chipping away at the edges could produce long-lasting restrictions.

March in March shows our opposition

March 19, 2014 2

Crikey readers talk the March in March, cutting red tape and why Abbott is a Prime Minister for Victorian times.

Anti-abortion street harassment is not peaceful protest

Anti-abortion street harassment is not peaceful protest

March 13, 2014 16

A women's health clinic is taking Melbourne City Council to court to force it to protect the health and wellbeing of patients and staff. Maurice Blackburn associate Lizzie O'Shea says the anti-abortion activists outside the clinic are not exercising their rights to free assembly, they are threatening the health of vulnerable women.

In defence of anti-abortion protesters’ right to free speech

In defence of anti-abortion protesters’ right to free speech

March 28, 2013 6

Yes, they can be upsetting and distressing. But anti-abortion protesters have as much right to demonstrate outside a clinic as anyone else -- that's what free speech is.

Rundle’s BritBites: carnivals, cop-outs, god-botherers and gypsies …

September 2, 2011 1

Hot on the heels of the English riots came the event that is usually the focus for riotous behaviour.

ACU emails endorsing anti-abortion group: students

ACU emails endorsing anti-abortion group: students

April 7, 2011 19

Australian Catholic University has been accused of endorsing the views of a pro-life organisation after two bulk emails were sent out to students yesterday advertising an upcoming Right To Life fundraiser. Students say it's inappropriate.

Queensland abortion law — entrenched in the 19th century

July 22, 2010 7

The fact that abortion law is state law in Australia is an archaic hangover from colonial times. There are now enormous differences between states in the ability of women to access abortion, writes Professor Caroline de Costa, James Cook University School of Medicine, Cairns