Nile holds the balance of power in the NSW Upper House – and has introduced some private member’s bills. Fun times ahead!
…and the anti-abortion lobby is cross that she interrupted an attorney (and compared
abortioncontraception to other medical procedures – in a case about medical insurance).
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.
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.
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?
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… Read More ›