the Member for Dawson said priority should be given to other drugs, particularly those that helped cancer patients and extended the lives of people who were sick.
“I simply don’t understand why this particular drug would find its way to the head of the queue before those drugs,” Mr Christensen told the Daily Mercury.
Rally for Abortion Rights
On October the 9th this year, there is a National Day of Action being held in support of the Cairns couple who face legal action over sourcing RU486 from overseas, and in solidarity with Queensland women more generally. It’s also… Read More ›
Shorter Senator Guy Barnett:
You’ll have that baby and like it, missy. Image credit: bewareofthegod.com ABC Online quotes him as saying the following yesterday: * that he moved the motion (to cut Medicare funding for abortions past 21 weeks gestation) as a matter of… Read More ›
RU486 Import Restrictions in Australia: Reprise
I wrote about the Australia import restrictions on RU486 back in December, when this article by Mary Lander appeared in the Medical Journal of Australia: “The fight for a life-saving drug: a personal perspective”. RU486 is a progesterone antagonist –… Read More ›
Step up, Rudd: Lib doctors throw down the gauntlet on foreign aid and abortion
This may be a watershed: the Rudd government has been challenged to show its true colours on women’s rights. Way back in the twentieth century, the Liberal government faced a situation where a woman-hating theocon, Brian Harradine, held the balance… Read More ›
Women’s health: Are we taking a risk by dumping the Democrats?
The MJA this month also brings us Mary Lander’s story: “The fight for a life-saving drug: a personal perspective”. Mary Lander has a relentlessly-growing meningioma adjacent to her brainstem. This is a non-cancerous tumour of the lining of the brain…. Read More ›
So, am I a prophet?
Having blogged aboutabortionrightsrather a lot,I’m glad that Tony Abbott no longer has veto power over the importation of RU486. Back in November, I blogged that I doubted the Australian Parliament voting for a more pro-choice position on RU486 against John… Read More ›
Sometimes you don’t even have to read the article
Senator Lyn Allison, my current Australian hero, got a lot of attention worldwide this week when she stood up in the Senate and said: “An estimated 1 in 3 women have had an abortion, and I am one of them”… Read More ›
Anonymous cowards for forced childbirth
They want to force women to bear children against their will, and they won’t even stand up and say who they are. AUSTRALIANS AGAINST RU486 As you might expect, their rhetoric is full of misinformation regarding the risks of medical… Read More ›
Pay no attention to that blatant outrage behind the curtain
Look at this quibbling spin over here instead! Pay no attention to the fact that obstetric services in rural Oz are woefully inadequate, let’s quibble over how dangerous it would be for rural women to have easy access to RU486… Read More ›