SA Abortion laws ready for reform

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (Greens member for SA): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and the Health Care Act 2008.

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide has been requested by the South Australian Attorney-General to examine changes to the State’s abortion laws.

“The South Australian Law Reform Institute welcomes the opportunity to undertake this most important reference, with a view to making abortion a regulated medical procedure under health law as opposed to a criminal law issue,” says the Director of the SA Law Reform Institute, the University of Adelaide’s Professor John Williams.

Source: Abortion laws ready for reform

Statutes Amendment (Abortion Law Reform) Bill – Tammy Franks MLC

https://premier.sa.gov.au/news/law-reform-institute-to-consider-abortion-law-reform?

 

ParentsNext welfare program breaches human rights, inquiry hears

Human Rights Commission tells Senate inquiry that punitive impacts of the program risk ‘entrenching poverty and inequality’

A Senate inquiry is examining the program, which places compulsory participation requirements on about 73,000 people who are receiving parenting payments, have a child between the age of six months and five, and are classified as “disadvantaged” by Centrelink. About 95% of participants are women, and most are single mothers.

Guardian Australia has revealed that about one in five participants have received a temporary payment suspension, but department officials said 82% of those did not affect the person’s income support because they had “re-engaged” before their money was due.

Source: ParentsNext welfare program breaches human rights, inquiry hears | Australia news | The Guardian

During Pregnancy, If The Mother Suffers Organ Damage, The Baby in The Womb Sends Stem Cells to Repair the Damaged Organ.

During pregnancy, if the mother suffers organ damage, the baby in the womb sends stem cells to repair the damaged organ.

Source: During Pregnancy, If The Mother Suffers Organ Damage, The Baby in The Womb Sends Stem Cells to Repair the Damaged Organ. – Mind Blowing Facts

The Puerto Rico pill trials the history of birth control has a dark past.

But while it’s all well and good talking about how revolutionary an invention the Pill was, we need to talk about the darker side of its creation.

Medical trials were needed to test how safe and effective it was, but what most people don’t realise is that there was mass exploitation of vulnerable women for these trials. Women who were mentally institutionalised in US asylums and impoverished Puerto Rican women participated in the early trials, sometimes unwittingly.

Source: The Puerto Rico pill trials the history of birth control has a dark past.

Neat pubic hair? Pregnant women should never be pressured to get a brazilian

Having a baby is the world’s single most courageous feat. So why would a textbook publisher illustrate it with a picture of a woman with trimmed pubic hair?

Of course, your body, your choice and every woman has the right to treat her nether regions as she sees fit. But it was heartening to read the recent apology from the school textbook publisher Pearson Edexcel (a name that will act like a sour batch of Proust’s madeleines on many of us) for an illustration in its 2017 International GCSE Human Biology textbook, which appeared to show a pregnant woman with a brazilian-style landing strip of pubes. The image, arguably, not only reinforced current social pressures on women to remove their pubic hair but, in a medical and educational setting, failed to show how bodies naturally grow.

Source: Neat pubic hair? Pregnant women should never be pressured to get a brazilian | Life and style | The Guardian