At some point during my own pregnancy I knew I would confront my pro-choice politics, not because I had had an abortion in the past but because I could have, and because I believe so strongly in my right to… Read More ›
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.
From the Sydney Morning Herald, a trans man in Sydney named Conor Montgomery is trying to get his birth certificate changed. So why is this newsworthy? Conor Montgomery, 50, was born a female in Australia but took male hormones, had… Read More ›
I’ve blogged before about the fight to get breastfeeding included in Western Australia’s anti-discrimination legislation. That fight is logged below – now, for purely historical reasons! Because today, finally, the Equal Opportunity Amendment Bill 2009 passed the Upper House of… Read More ›
The West Australian today reports that the WA government may become the first State government to publicly acknowledge and fully apologise to all mothers and children forced into adoptions, and harmed by illegal adoption practices. For decades in the mid… Read More ›
Amanda Banks writes in The West Australian: Transsexuals in landmark case Two female-to-male transsexuals should be able to keep female organs that allow them to bear children and still be legally recognised as men, it was argued in a landmark… Read More ›
Remember the protests in Perth last year about Premier Barnett’s party failing to bring WA into line with the rest of Australia with laws protecting breastfeeding families from harassment? In which Barnett insisted that there would be no need for… Read More ›
For those wondering how on earth aid to a disaster area can exist without huge-scale donations of infanf formula from the United States, or wondering how to explain this to others, this press release from ILCA, and the links therein… Read More ›
GMTV sparks breastfeeding row “GMTV has reportedly sparked complaints to media regulator Ofcom after a programme expert claimed that breast milk can be “as bad as cola”. Midwife Clare Byam-Cook made the remark yesterday while being interviewed on air by… Read More ›
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.