Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Abortion And Were Too Afraid To Ask. Especially in Tasmania.
By Bonnie Mary Liston
on April 10, 2019
Abortion never really used to be a ‘thing’. Then the Catholic Church came along. Bonnie Mary Liston explores the history, particularly in Tasmania, where it’s legal, but not practiced.
You may have seen protests about abortion in the news lately – both for and against. Tasmania has no currently active surgical abortion clinics and some people believe there should be even less. It can be a bit confusing. What does that mean? Is abortion legal or not? Why is everybody so upset all the time?
Low-cost surgical abortion provider announced for Tasmania
By Alexandra Humphries
Nov 15, 2018
A low-cost surgical termination provider will open in Hobart from the end of November, but there are concerns over the price of the procedure and accessibility for regional women.
The State Government has revealed the provider, named as Melbourne-based Hampton Park Women's Health Care, will begin taking referrals from Monday.
Tasmania lags on low-cost abortion service
A new Tasmanian low-cost surgical abortion clinic will be available in "coming weeks"; almost a year after the state's dedicated private clinic closed.
Ethan James, Australian Associated Press
November 9, 2018
Tasmanian women remain without access to low-cost surgical abortions almost a year after the state's only dedicated private clinic closed.
The state Liberal government pledged to open a new low-cost abortion service by the end of October but stalled negotiations between the provider and property owner have pushed the date back.
Tasmania still without a low-cost abortion facility as Premier is challenged on 'see your GP' advice
By state political reporter Rhiana Whitson
Nov 6, 2018
Tasmania's Premier has been unable to guarantee that women will have access to a new low-cost surgical abortion provider by the end of the year, despite the Government previously announcing the service would open in October.
It has been almost a year since the state's only dedicated low-cost surgical abortion clinic closed, citing a drop in demand for services.
Private surgical abortion provider to open in Tasmania
Minister’s announcement comes after Cricket Australia accused of sacking staffer who criticised government’s lack of abortion services
Australian Associated Press
Sun 5 Aug 2018
Tasmanian women will be able to access surgical abortions, with a private provider to begin offering the procedure later in the year.
It follows outrage over the sacking of Cricket Australia staffer Angela Williamson after she criticised the Liberal state government for a void of abortion services.
"Is this Australia? Is this 2018?"
The woman fired by Cricket Australia (CA) for tweeting about abortion has started a petition calling for safe, affordable and legal access to the fundamental service.
Angela Williamson, 39, became one of the first Tasmanians forced to travel interstate for an abortion, after the last centre closed late last year.
'For speaking up, I lost my job': Cricket Australia employee claims she was sacked after posting a series of tweets calling for abortion reform
By Sam Lock For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 29 July 2018
A former Cricket Australia employee has claimed she was fired over a series of tweets campaigning for abortion reform.
Angela Williamson claims she was terminated from her position as public policy and government relations manager in June over concerns she had insulted the Tasmanian government.
Tasmanian Labor is putting new Speaker to test on abortions
June 12, 2018
The Tasmanian government could lose its first vote in parliament if speaker Sue Hickey sides with Labor on providing abortions in public hospitals.
Labor leader Rebecca White will on Wednesday move a motion directing Health Minister Michael Ferguson to provide pregnancy terminations in the public hospital system by July 1.
A spokesman for Ms Hickey said she would wait until hearing debate before deciding whether to support Labor’s motion.