Abortion reforms passed in the Northern Territory

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The Northern Territory parliament has unanimously passed important abortion law reforms which will increase access and equity for women and pregnant people in the territory. NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles introduced amendments to the Termination of Pregnancy Law Reform Act 2017 in November to further increase access and equity to safe reproductive healthcare for women in the Northern Territory. Parliamentarians …

MSA cautions NSW parliament against proposed laws that could restrict abortion access

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Marie Stopes Australia is calling on NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet to stand by a commitment made during his first week in the top job to avoid any changes to abortion related laws. Last week the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Loss of Foetus) Bill 2021 was brought to the NSW Legislative Assembly. It is a reiteration of a previous Bill tabled in …

Governments must provide redress for women and girls who were forcibly sterilised

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This week the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has heard about women and girls with disability being abused and actively denied their sexual and reproductive rights. Double standards still exist across the healthcare sector which expect women with disability to tolerate a level of violence in their own homes at higher rates than …