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By tigtog on May 1, 2013
the Member for Dawson said priority should be given to other drugs, particularly those that helped cancer patients and extended the lives of people who were sick.
“I simply don’t understand why this particular drug would find its way to the head of the queue before those drugs,” Mr Christensen told the Daily Mercury.
By tigtog on September 14, 2012
This late-1970s attempt at intimidation was witnessed by a bunch of other journalists working for The Bulletin at the time. Yeah, the idea that Abbott could have punched the wall beside a woman’s head to intimidate her as his political rival just seems soooo unlikely, amirite?
By tigtog on August 20, 2012
Todd Akin, US congressman and senatorial nominee claimed in an interview that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses that prevent pregnancy.
By Lauredhel on February 27, 2012
Things are not looking great in Western Australia for the rights of pregnant people at the moment. Yesterday we had this: Unborn babies given recognition in new laws Causing the death of an unborn child will be viewed similar to murder by courts as part of new laws the state government wants to bring in.[…] [...]
By tigtog on February 19, 2012
Under the new legislation, women who want an abortion will be forcibly penetrated for no medical reason. Where’s the outrage?
By tigtog on February 1, 2012
Yet again, the pro-life movement betrays its classism – forget all those other reproductive health care services Planned Parenthood provides – services that help poor women survive and thrive in pregnancy and birthing, and that keep them healthy to raise their children.
By Chally on September 20, 2011
From the press release: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Gro Brundtland and Mary Robinson will draw global attention to the neglected issue of child marriage during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York, 19-23 September. [...] Each year, an estimated 10 million girls are married worldwide before the age of 18. That’s more than [...]
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By tigtog on April 13, 2011
Right now I could not love this man more. Welcome to the line that is going to haunt every Google search on your name for the rest of your life, Jon Kyl.
By tigtog on April 8, 2011
When will #lookwhatIjustpulledoutofmyarse pop psychology die its #welldeservedfierydoomfromthesky death (at the claws of #giantrobotsofjustice)?
Random Friday Pursuits: I plan to use those three hashtags above as much as I can today…
By tigtog on April 4, 2011
The Onion’s new online video channel takes on the latest efforts of the anti-choicers in the USA.
By tigtog on January 23, 2010
Choice here is not just about the choice to terminate an unwanted or unsafe pregnancy. It is also about the choice to continue a pregnancy when others would rather that you did not (a situation that many disabled women in particular find themselves in). It is also about the choice to raise or relinquish the child once it has been born.