Yesterday a bill to decriminalise abortion was voted down in New South Wales Parliament.
Quick link: decriminalise abortion in NSW
Greens MLC Dr Mehreen Faruqi, is campaigning for the decriminalisation of abortion in NSW. Learn more about the campaign at the Decriminalise Abortion page on Faruqi’s website.
QOTD: Sarah Silverman
Keep your filthy hands off my guns while I decide what you can & can’t do with your uterus
Debate vs Inquiry and “Reasonable Debate” as a silencing tactic
Debate is not inquiry. Argument is not skepticism. Fetishizing debate makes us less knowledgeable as a culture and even as a movement, not more.
<okay, sure, we’ve been having these debates for decades now. But let’s dredge it up again. Let’s treat the basic bodily autonomy of people with uteruses** as a subject that’s up for discussion, a subject that reasonable people can disagree about. And let’s be calm and reasonable about it.
Reproductive rights round-up: NSW, Vic, SA, Tas
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 62nd Down Under Feminists Carnival
This is the 62nd monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together June 2013 feminist posts from writers living in Australia and New Zealand.
Eyeroll du jour: Dawkins Dawkins Dawkins
Don’t have time to delve deep on uber-atheist Richard Dawkins tweeting on the ethics of abortion with no reference at all to the person in whose womb the pregnancy would be happening, thought I’d let you at it.
Savita Halappanavar dead when an abortion could have saved her
She was miscarrying at 17 weeks gestation, there was no way to save the dying foetus, but it still had a heartbeat, so the Catholic doctors refused to terminate the pregnancy, allowing septicaemia to develop and eventually kill her.
A little idea
I’ve been thinking about this whole abortion thing that lots of men in US politics seem to be tying themselves in knots about in their haste to legislate women’s rights and women’s bodies away. It came to me the other… Read More ›
Surprise, surprise – Lindsay Foyle reports threats from Tony Abbott too
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?