PREGNANCY PROBLEM

Holly Maitland’s novel approach to personal contraception – an online petition to the Prime Minister – has made her something of a minor celebrity of the moment. Clementine Ford takes up the story of poor, patriarchally oppressed Holly: Queensland legislation has claimed another victim of the reproductive health care wars, with a young woman being forced to […]

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ADDICTING FOETUSES

Women are told not to drink or smoke while pregnant but injecting drugs is another matter: Increasing the number of New South Wales heroin injecting rooms as well as allowing pregnant women and 16-year-olds to use them, are some of the suggestions being put to a health department review. How about locking up pregnant drug users so […]

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DEADLY DISAGREEMENT

So, you’re riding in a car through a wildlife park inhabited by tigers when you have a disagreement with a fellow passenger. What do you do? Get out of the car, of course: CCTV published footage of the incident showing one woman getting out and standing beside the car before quickly being attacked and dragged […]

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PRESIDENT TRUMP PREDICTED

Michael Moore might just be right, for the first time ever, about something important: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing […]

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SECOND THOUGHTS

A bad deal is reevaluated: The Philippines is reviewing its “crazy” commitment to severely cut greenhouse gas emissions in the Paris climate deal, new President Rodrigo Duterte has warned. The government of predecessor Benigno Aquino had pledged to the United Nations to cut the Asian country’s emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 from 2000 […]

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