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In 2012-13 there were 339 adoptions in Australia with more than a third of these adoptions from overseas. In 1971-72 there were 9,798 adoptions. That is a decline of..

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Extreme Abortion Law Dangerous for Women

Today the NSW Legislative Council is set to debate what is perhaps one of the most extreme and dangerous laws to face this state and its women. In NSW, women currently have ...

Abortion Coercion: The NRL Still Has a Long Way to Go in its Treatment of Women

Within the course of a week, the NRL has been shaken by two separate, shocking allegations involving players who coerced their girlfriends into undergoing abortions. Except ...

In the Fight for Equality, We Must Celebrate Difference

Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and a call for their equal treatment in so ...

How to be a Feminist

Feminism was once a movement that unified women; it empowered them to seek equality, to seek autonomy and to seek opportunity. The beauty and power of feminism has been lo ...

Funding the International Abortion Industry Fails Women

Governments, organisations and philanthropists pledged over $250 million (http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australia-pledges-nothing-to-counter-donald-trum ...

Abortion Reform in Queensland: Rob Pyne's Loss is a Win for Women

Whether you're pro-choice or pro-life, Rob Pyne's withdrawal of his two ill-conceived abortion bills in Queensland (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-28/abortion-decriminalisa ...

It's Time to Let Mothers Enjoy Raising Their Children

Motherhood, we are being told, must be seen - must be felt - to be a struggle at all times, in order for us to justify that we are actually doing something that matters. O ...

Say it With Roses, Not Fifty Shades

Were you thinking of declaring your love with a bunch of red roses or a romantic candlelit dinner this Valentine's Day? Think again. Respect, chivalry and tenderness are out. A ...

Trump's Abortion Funding Ban Leaves Scope for Real Aid to Poor Women

From the Women's March last weekend (where"reproductive rights" (http://www.vox.com/identities/2017/1/22/14335292/womens-march-washington-abortion-pro-life-feminists) took cent ...

You Can be Pro-Life, Pro-Choice and Pro-Women at the Same Time

Just last week, members of the media were criticised (http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/01/22/its-none-of-our-business-whether-or-not-the-nsw-premier-has-chi/) fo ...
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