I wanted them to know that there are still people who think well of them compared to the demonstrators outside many of their clinics right now as part of the “40 Days For Life” international anti-abortion campaign.
The right to an informed choice, free of all and any coercion, in the personal decision of whether a woman will or will not proceed with pregnancy and childbirth.
Girls Not Brides, a new campaign against child marriage
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… Read More ›
Obstetrician/MP fighting for home birth rights
I didn’t have a home birth, one of my children was born in a birth centre and the other one in a mainstream hospital but I absolutely support the right for other women to choose home birth if they so… Read More ›
Breastfeeding anti-discrimination changes passed at the Federal level
The Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 establishes breastfeeding as a separate discrimination grounds; includes provisions about discrimination based on family responsibilities; and strengthens and extends sexual harassment provisions.
ObBandwagon: #UTERUS #GOPFlorida
Because it’s “respectful” to treat women as if their reproductive organs are obscene, don’tcha know.
BFTP: Parenting While Female: “It’s Not About You”
This is part of our December slowdown Blast From The Past reposting program. This post was originally published May 2nd, 2007.
I’ve been contemplating this post: The Male Gaze… falls upon a Nursing Mother…. by Morgan Gallagher. I think there’s an important truth in there, something feminists find themselves saying over and over and over again: “It’s not about you.”
BFTP: We knew it was bad for you, see!?!
Part of this month’s Blast from the Past reposting program: originally published January 4, 2006. This post notes the ongoing pattern of research around abortion being distorted and misrepresented.
The Pope and condoms – don’t get too excited
Despite some of the reports out there in tabloid land about the Pope “ending the ban on condom use” he actually has done no such thing.
Tegan Leach and her partner Sergie Brennan have been acquitted:
Strong support for decriminalising abortion
”Our findings challenge the belief that Australians strongly oppose women accessing late abortion.”