+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 23 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 225
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Haunted House
    Posts
    10,891
    Thanks
    1,538
    Thanked
    1,568
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts

    Default Interesting true story on Abortion in VIC on ABC

    I don't know if many of you saw this on the weekend but I thought I'd share. It's a great watch and highlights the reasons why safe legal abortion is absolutely necessary.

    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/dangerousremedy/

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to sockstealingpoltergeist For This Useful Post:

    Pascal  (11-11-2012),SassyMummy  (08-11-2012)

  3. #2
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Subbing, have only managed to watch half of it so far.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,710
    Thanks
    1,392
    Thanked
    7,295
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts

    Default Interesting true story on Abortion in VIC on ABC

    Didn't get to see it, but will watch it now!

  5. #4
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default Interesting true story on Abortion in VIC on ABC

    Just finished watching it on iview, it definitely reiterates why we don't want to illegalize abortion again. I'm very grateful to those that fought for this choice.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    4,322
    Thanks
    1,552
    Thanked
    2,539
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default Interesting true story on Abortion in VIC on ABC

    I just read something on FB that made me wonder : is termination legal in every australian state? and from the women choice only (ie no need for doctor approval etc)?

    Edited : I found my answer (thank you google). Quite surprised to read that termination is still criminalized in most states
    Last edited by ExcuseMyFrench; 08-11-2012 at 00:05.

  7. #6
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default Interesting true story on Abortion in VIC on ABC

    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    I just read something on FB that made me wonder : is termination legal in every australian state? and from the women choice only (ie no need for doctor approval etc)?

    Edited : I found my answer (thank you google). Quite surprised to read that termination is still criminalized in most states
    I'm not sure what site you were looking at but the sexual health and family planning association of Australia has info on the different legislation in each state


    State/Territory
    Abortion law

    Queensland and New South Wales
    Abortion is a crime for women and doctors. It is only legal when a doctor believes that a woman’s physical and/or mental health is in serious danger. In NSW social, economic and medical factors may be taken into account.

    Australian Capital Territory
    Abortion is legal if provided by medical doctor.

    Victoria
    Abortion is legal up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. It is legal post-24 weeks, with two doctors’ approval.

    South Australia and Tasmania
    Abortion is legal if two doctors agree that a woman’s physical and/or mental health is endangered by pregnancy, or for serious fetal abnormality. Counseling is compulsory in Tasmania.

    Western Australia
    Abortion is legal up to 20 weeks, with some restrictions, particularly for women aged under 16 years. Abortion is very restricted after 20 weeks.

    Northern Territory
    Abortion is legal up to 14 weeks of pregnancy if 2 doctors agree that woman’s physical and/or mental health is endangered by pregnancy, or for serious fetal abnormality. Abortion is legal up to 23 weeks in an emergency.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Qld
    Posts
    26,930
    Thanks
    2,736
    Thanked
    6,743
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    People still have abortions in Qld though... so how does that happen? I'm not meaning dodgy backyard abortions, but actual proper abortions.

    It's so pathetic that it's apparently a crime. I'd travel interstate to get one if I needed one. Australia needs nation-wide laws for things such as this. I might be able to afford to travel interstate for one if I absolutely needed to, but not everyone could. If a mother of 8, who's financially struggling, falls pregnant ith number 9, it's not going to be simple for her to jet off interstate for a safe termination... and how is forcing her to keep a baby she doesn't want and can't afford a good idea? What a freaking joke.

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to SassyMummy For This Useful Post:

    Chillies  (09-11-2012),Kiplusthree  (10-11-2012)

  10. #8
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default Interesting true story on Abortion in VIC on ABC

    I'm guessing the doctor believes that the woman would experience serious mental or physical danger if she continued the pregnancy.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Haunted House
    Posts
    10,891
    Thanks
    1,538
    Thanked
    1,568
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    This is also an excellent article.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/29/op...ity/index.html

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to sockstealingpoltergeist For This Useful Post:

    ExcuseMyFrench  (08-11-2012)

  13. #10
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default Interesting true story on Abortion in VIC on ABC



 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 28-08-2012, 20:17

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Einsteinz Music
Make music at Einsteinz Music in age-appropriate class in Sydney's Inner West, Eastern Suburbs or North Shore. For ages 6 mths - 4 yrs. All music is live! Christmas Gift certificates available for full term or casual classes. Call 0431 338 143
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Philips AVENT Australia
Pregnancy and early parenthood is an exciting and challenging time, but it’s good to know there is expert advice on hand to ensure that your baby gets the best start in life.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!