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[Australia] Medicare funding for abortions up for removal, decriminalisation in Victoria
by Not Your Token Brown Friend (fire_fly)
at September 8th, 2008 (04:33 pm)
anxious

current mood: anxious

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/conscience-will-guide-senators/2008/09/02/1220121234450.html

POLITICIANS will be allowed to follow their conscience on a proposal that Medicare funding be removed for abortions carried out between 14 and 26 weeks.
There is a facebook group about the issue -- Guy Barnett get your hands off my right to choose! -- but so far I can't find any other online organising sites. If you live in Australia, please write to your state or territory senators about this issue!

Also, Victoria is considering decriminalising abortion (removing it from the Crimes Act). Here's a great article about it: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/abortion-law-reform-promises-better-health-care-20080903-484x.html