There will be a Hoyden meetup at Victoria Park Camperdown on Sunday October 26 at 1pm. See you there!
No longer HaT’s Dr Who abstainer, I saw the 50th anniversary episode, the last Christmas episode and I have every intention of watching the first Capaldi episode and seeing how it goes. Thus, a thread!
Once the ABC and BBC broadcasts begin, this thread should be assumed to contain spoilers.
I was inspired by my baby suddenly being given a daycare place, and my ambivalence about placing her in daycare as a young baby, to remember all my frustrations with the Australian pre-school daycare system, and to suggest what, from my perspective, would be considerable improvements.
Health lawyer Julie Hamblin opposes fetal personhood in NSW on the grounds that even limited recognition of fetal personhood, combined with the legal grey area of abortion access, would to allow someone to challenge access to abortion in NSW.
Because it appears to have been days since our last media thread, here’s one for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which opened today in Australia. Spoilers welcome.
Feel free to talk services, observances, decorations, rushing, shopping, gifts, surprises, feasting and family traditions heart-warming and otherwise. If anyone making other seasonal observances wants to join the thread, please do.
Fetal personhood legislation progressing through parliament in NSW while failing in South Australia. Tasmania adopts Victoria-like access to legal abortion, but the campaign to repeal part of Victoria’s abortion access heats up. And the USA demonstrates the uses to which fetal personhood can be put.
The stated intent of Zoe’s Law is to allow separate prosecution of injury to a fetus, following the death of Zoe Donegan (stillborn at 32 weeks gestation) in 2009 after Zoe’s mother Brodie was hit by a van. However, the bill has been introduced by an anti-abortion politician, and there are grave concerns about its potential interpretation, particularly “an unborn child is taken to be a living person”. Coalition and ALP members have been granted a conscience vote on Zoe’s law.