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What’s next for NSW abortion laws?

What’s next for NSW abortion laws?

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian voted against a foetal personhood bill in 2013. Will she do so again?

Queensland’s 19th-century abortion laws need urgent overhaul

Queensland’s 19th-century abortion laws need urgent overhaul

Queensland doctors and other health professionals should be able to work without fear of prosecution when providing safe and effective abortion care.

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

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

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

Australia’s archaic abortion laws harming women

Australia’s archaic abortion laws harming women

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.

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

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

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.

Meet the US group inspiring the ACL’s new anti-gay legal strategy

Meet the US group inspiring the ACL’s new anti-gay legal strategy

One of this group's passions is challenging the legality of abortion exclusion zones.

Anti-choice advocates fail in latest attack on abortion rights

Anti-choice advocates fail in latest attack on abortion rights

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

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

MPs unite in Queensland and New South Wales to reform outdated abortion laws, write Caroline de Costa, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, and Heather Douglas, professor of criminal law.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

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

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?

Does muzzling anti-abortion protesters infringe freedom of speech?

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.