Tag: abortion

  • Not the Church, Not the State, We Will Decide Our Fate: Reflecting on Sunday’s “Day of the Unborn Child” Counter Protest

    Not the Church, Not the State, We Will Decide Our Fate: Reflecting on Sunday’s “Day of the Unborn Child” Counter Protest

    By Courtney Thompson On Sunday, I attended what was probably my most intense rally-going experience yet. While “pro-life”, anti-choice group, Family Life Australia, and its supporters attended mass within St Mary’s cathedral for its “Day of the Unborn Child” (read: day an unborn, undeveloped foetus means more than the physical, psychological and emotional safety of…

  • Left vs. Right: Straw manning Zoe’s Law is disingenuous and unhelpful

    The New South Wales Parliament’s lower house voted late last year in favour of legislation that, for the purpose of grievous bodily harm, recognises the personhood of foetuses after a sufficient stage of pregnancy. Despite explicit exclusions for medical procedures, extreme controversy has surrounded the law, which opponents believe could lead to the curtailing of…

  • Left vs. Right: On Zoe’s Law

    As a young woman, I find the thought of Zoe’s Law being passed in NSW alarming, especially while abortion remains in the Crimes Act. To many, that might seem like a shrill and irrational response to a bill merely trying to bring justice to a mother who lost her unborn child. What happened to Brodie…

  • NUS backdoor deals result a step back for women’s rights

    Following  accusations of vote rigging and corruption in 2009,  the peak body representing Australian university students, The National Union of Students’ decision to  block discussion on abortion decriminalization at its National Conference held late last year has sparked outrage amongst many female students. Labor-Right’s Mikaela Wangmann, a member of the hard-line Christian socially-conservative faction of…

  • Letters

    Three Issues and an Affiliation Later As a concerned student, I wonder how LifeChoice UNSW gets its funding, and why lunatics like this are funded in the first place. I am aware that they are anti-abortion, which is fine, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but they have posted articles saying that rape is irrelevant…

  • SDC declines LifeChoice affiliation

    SDC declines LifeChoice affiliation

    The Student Development Committee (SDC) declined to affiliate controversial pro-life club LifeChoice last week, in a meet held in camera. LifeChoice UNSW was forced to hold a second Inaugural Annual General Meeting after it originally failed to give adequate notification to the SDC.