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From the Archives, 1973: Whose life, whose body, whose right?

From the Archives, 1973: Whose life, whose body, whose right?

Almost 50 years ago, debate was raging in Australia following the Roe v Wade decision. The Herald spoke to those for, and against, abortion law reform.

  • by Staff reporter

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Roe v Wade ruling puts LGBTQ rights in focus at Pride

Roe v Wade ruling puts LGBTQ rights in focus at Pride

Pride parades kicked off in some of America’s biggest cities as the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade ruling cast its shadow over LGBTQ rights.

  • by Bobby Caina Calvan
Abortion should never again be criminalised in NSW
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Abortion should never again be criminalised in NSW

Decriminalising abortion was one of the most important decisions in the history of NSW, and it must be safeguarded forever.

  • by Andrew Constance
Abortion access in parts of Australia remains ‘very dire’, experts say

Abortion access in parts of Australia remains ‘very dire’, experts say

Accessing abortion is still a postcode lottery for women across regional Australia despite all jurisdictions decriminalising the procedure in recent years.

  • by Carrie Fellner and Charlotte Grieve
Trump ally Mary Miller calls Roe decision ‘victory for white life’

Trump ally Mary Miller calls Roe decision ‘victory for white life’

The congresswoman, who was among those who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election, previously came under criticism for quoting Adolf Hitler.

  • by Jill Colvin
US abortion case shows we cannot take reproductive rights for granted

US abortion case shows we cannot take reproductive rights for granted

The right to an abortion in Australia is legally protected – but that protection depends on a political system that shows bipartisan support for reproductive rights.

  • by Rosalind Dixon
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Abortion decision deepens cultural divide between US and Australia
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Abortion decision deepens cultural divide between US and Australia

The decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn the 1973 judgment known as Roe v Wade is a worrying sign on many levels.

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The radical reign of Clarence Thomas

The radical reign of Clarence Thomas

Over the past three decades, I have witnessed a dismal saga of opportunism, fanaticism, mendacity, concupiscence, hypocrisy and cowardice.

  • by Maureen Dowd
Women across the US scrambling as abortions are cancelled

Women across the US scrambling as abortions are cancelled

“When I went to bed, I had my appointment and everything was set, and then today it’s like pre-1973,” one woman said.

  • by Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
Pope hails families, blasts ‘culture of waste’ after Roe

Pope hails families, blasts ‘culture of waste’ after Roe

Pope Francis celebrated families on Saturday and urged them to shun “selfish” decisions that are indifferent to life as he closed out a big Vatican rally a day after the US Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion.

Protests erupt across US after Supreme Court abortion ruling

Protests erupt across US after Supreme Court abortion ruling

States have already started enacting bans. Pro-choice groups warn the decision to overturn Roe v Wade may lead to more unsafe procedures.

  • by Farrah Tomazin