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Drop box for babies: Anti-abortionists promote anonymous ‘newborn deposits’

Drop box for babies: Anti-abortionists promote anonymous ‘newborn deposits’

Resembling drop-off bins used by libraries for returning books, the boxes have been adopted by those on the religious right under “Baby Moses” laws.

  • by Dana Goldstein

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‘Republicans don’t have a clue’: Biden builds on Kansas abortion rights victory, signs fresh directive

‘Republicans don’t have a clue’: Biden builds on Kansas abortion rights victory, signs fresh directive

The latest move from the White House comes after one of America’s most conservative battlegrounds voted to protect reproductive rights.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
‘Important victory’: Kansas voters uphold abortion rights in first post-Roe ballot

‘Important victory’: Kansas voters uphold abortion rights in first post-Roe ballot

Joe Biden welcomed the result, saying: “Tonight, Kansans used their voices to protect women’s right to choose and access reproductive health services”.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
‘Free and unfettered access’: Abortion pioneers say more work to be done
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‘Free and unfettered access’: Abortion pioneers say more work to be done

Former senators Lyn Allison and Judith Troeth, who crossed party lines to secure access to the abortion pill RU486, say more needs to be done to ensure women can access terminations.

  • by Dana Daniel
‘Really wounded me’: US Supreme Court Justice Alito mocks global critics of abortion ruling

‘Really wounded me’: US Supreme Court Justice Alito mocks global critics of abortion ruling

In his first public remarks since the decision, which has led to various conservative US states imposing abortion bans, Alito dismissed international criticism of the ruling. 

  • by Lawrence Hurley
Labor women’s caucus leader vows to push for equal, affordable access to abortion
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Labor women’s caucus leader vows to push for equal, affordable access to abortion

Labor MP Sharon Claydon says calls for Medicare to fully cover the cost of terminations are “worthy of looking at”.

  • by Dana Daniel
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Medicare abortion rebates needed to end the ‘postcode lottery’: MSI

Medicare abortion rebates needed to end the ‘postcode lottery’: MSI

Abortion provider MSI Australia is lobbying to be able to end out-of-pocket costs, as Labor vows to provide better access.

  • by Dana Daniel
‘Assault on democracy and freedom’: Prince Harry attacks Roe v Wade ruling

‘Assault on democracy and freedom’: Prince Harry attacks Roe v Wade ruling

Prince Harry criticised the ruling of the US Supreme Court during a speech at the UN headquarters to mark International Nelson Mandela Day.

  • by Victoria Ward
As Ireland grows less benighted, America turns cruel for women
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As Ireland grows less benighted, America turns cruel for women

Ireland has leaped into modernity, rejecting religious reactionaries’ insistence on controlling women’s bodies. America, meanwhile, has gone in the opposite direction.

  • by Maureen Dowd
House votes to restore abortion rights, prohibit punishment

House votes to restore abortion rights, prohibit punishment

It’s the Democrats’ first legislative response to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision overturning Roe v Wade.

  • by Farnoush Amiri and Mary Clare Jalonick
Texas sues White House, says doctors don’t have to perform life-saving abortions

Texas sues White House, says doctors don’t have to perform life-saving abortions

The Republican state rejects guidance that doctors must provide abortions where a woman’s life or health is threatened, and says it is a ploy to turn hospitals into walk-in abortion clinics.

  • by Nate Raymond