Former politician Cheryl Davenport holds a sign that reads "I support safe access zones because reproductive health access is a woman's human right

Safe access zones legislation passes the lower house in Western Australia

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Western Australia (WA) passed another milestone in working towards safe access to abortion care. Yesterday the Public Health Amendment (Safe Access Zones) Bill 2021 was passed in the WA Legislative Assembly (lower house). WA will be the last jurisdiction in Australia to legislate safe access zones. Safe access zones prevent picketing within 150 metres of abortion care clinics. When it …

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Marie Stopes Australia to close regional clinics

Sigrid Firth Abortion, Advocacy, Blog, Contraception, Media

It is with our deepest regret that we need to announce the closure of our clinics in Southport, Townsville and Rockhampton in Queensland, and Newcastle in New South Wales at the end of August. This is not a decision we have made lightly. We have exhausted all possible options and extended our tenure for as long as we could. This …

Regional clinics information

Sigrid Firth Abortion, Advocacy, Blog, Contraception

It is with great sadness that we’ve had to take the decision to close our regional clinics in Rockhampton, Townsville, Southport and Newcastle in August. We fought long and hard alongside our passionate and dedicated staff, and our supporters, to keep these clinics open but as a result of COVID-19 and the cost of running these clinics in regional areas …

Western Australia moves towards safe access zones

Sigrid Firth Abortion, Advocacy, Contraception, Media, Safe access

Harassment and intimidation of clients and staff outside of our clinics may soon be a thing of the past, following moves towards safe access zones in Western Australia (WA). Today the Public Health Amendment (Safe Access Zones) Bill 2021 will be reintroduced in the WA Legislative Assembly. The Public Health Amendment (Safe Access Zones) Bill 2020 had passed in the …

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Our 2020 Impact Report: maintaining access while keeping our clients and team safe.

Sigrid Firth Abortion, Advocacy, Contraception, Equity and access, Media

MEDIA RELEASE 22 April 2021 Today we have published a report sharing our impact during 2020. We started 2020 with a vision about how we would continue advancing our mission in Australia with a keen focus on delivering Your Choice, No Matter What. When the pandemic was called and we initiated a crisis management team structure, our goal for the …

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9 Great gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Sigrid Firth Blog, Contraception

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and finding the right gift for the maternal figure in your life can be hard. At Marie Stopes, we’re all about making life easier for Australian women who are making tough decisions. So this year, we’ve put together the perfect gift list! Surprise your mum or mum-figure with something we guarantee she doesn’t …

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Making Mother’s Day something special

Sigrid Firth Blog, Contraception

This Mother’s Day if you’d like to make a difference to the lives of Australian women who are struggling to access sexual and reproductive healthcare, consider donating to our Marie Stopes Choice Fund. Every woman deserves the right to decide when and if they wish to be a mum, but not all women are able to access the resources they …

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International Women’s Day 2018

Sigrid Firth Abortion, Advocacy, Blog, Contraception, Equity and access

Today is International Women’s Day and in 2018 the focus is on #PressForProgress At Marie Stopes we don’t just want to provide services to women, we also support and are passionate about them. The services we provide are important because of the opportunities they make available to women. A woman who has access to contraception is a woman who can …

Charity with a difference

Sigrid Firth Abortion, Advocacy, Blog, Contraception, Equity and access

Sarah is pregnant. She didn’t expect this. She was on the pill, but she must have forgotten a day. She doesn’t want to tell her partner. They aren’t serious and she knows from the way he avoids her 3 year old that he’s not exactly keen to be a dad. She has the conversation with him anyway. He blames her …