Tasmanian Speaker Sue Hickey calls on Government to make abortion easier, cheaper

Tasmanian Speaker Sue Hickey calls on Government to make abortion easier, cheaper

By Alexandra Humphries
Thu Nov 22, 2018

Tasmanian Speaker Sue Hickey wants free abortions for low-income women, and greater availability of pregnancy termination drugs.

Last week, the Government revealed Melbourne-based surgical termination provider Hampton Park Women's Health Care would begin performing procedures from the end of this month, after nearly a year without an abortion clinic in the state.

Continued: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-23/sue-hickey-calls-for-free-abortions-in-tasmania/10547082

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Tasmanian Labor is putting new Speaker to test on abortions

Tasmanian Labor is putting new Speaker to test on abortions

June 12, 2018
Sue Bailey

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.

Continued: https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5463706/labor-tests-speaker-on-abortion/

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