Low-cost surgical abortion provider announced for Tasmania

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.

Continued: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-16/tasmania-abortion-provider-announced/10505028

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Tasmania still without a low-cost abortion facility as Premier is challenged on ‘see your GP’ advic

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.

Continued: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-07/hobart-abortion-clinic-return-date-unclear/10472578

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Cricket Australia abortion saga: No police probe of Health Minister over Angela Williamson sacking

Cricket Australia abortion saga: No police probe of Health Minister over Angela Williamson sacking

By state political reporter Alexandra Humphries
Wed Aug 15, 2018

Tasmania Police will not investigate Health Minister Michael Ferguson over allegations he revealed the medical information of Angela Williamson to her employer, Cricket Australia, before she was sacked for tweeting about abortion.

Shadow Attorney-General Ella Haddad last week asked Tasmania Police to investigate Mr Ferguson, who is also Police Minister, over claims he had revealed medical information about Ms Williamson to Cricket Tasmania chief executive Nick Cummins.

Continued: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-16/police-rule-out-minister-probe-cricket-australia-abortion/10128054

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Australia – Private surgical abortion provider to open in Tasmania

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.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/05/private-surgical-abortion-provider-to-open-in-tasmania

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Abortion rally at Tasmanian parliament ups pressure on Hodgman Liberal Government

Abortion rally at Tasmanian parliament ups pressure on Hodgman Liberal Government

By Rhiannon Shine
April 28, 2018

Pressure is mounting on the State Government to improve access to surgical abortions in Tasmania, with about 200 people rallying in Hobart on Saturday to call for change.

Among the women who tearfully shared personal experiences with pregnancy termination at the Not Ovary-Acting rally on Parliament lawns was Hobart alderman Helen Burnet.

Continued: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-28/abortion-rally-at-parliament-ups-pressure-on-state-government/9707190

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Australia – Here’s How The Tassie Premier’s Abortion Promise Was Exposed By A Former Staffer

Here's How The Tassie Premier's Abortion Promise Was Exposed By A Former Staffer
She watched her ex-boss claim there was access to a procedure she had just flown interstate to have.

Posted on March 13, 2018
Gina Rushton
BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia

A former staffer to Tasmanian premier Will Hodgman spent weeks trying to access a termination before spending $4,500 to have the procedure interstate, a week after the premier promised his state that abortion was accessible.

Bianca* spoke to BuzzFeed News this week about how she spent thousands of dollars going from GP to hospital to private provider to try to access the procedure before ultimately catching a plane to Melbourne for the surgery.

Continued: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ginarushton/surgical-abortion-access-in-tasmania?utm_term=.lpRoDwgv8#.svVYA50JK

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Abortion Provision Snafu In Tasmania

Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Abortion Provision Snafu In Tasmania
The state's shadow health minister is worried there could be backyard abortions.

Posted on February 8, 2018
Gina Rushton
BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia

The closure of a single reproductive health clinic in Tasmania has sparked a national conversation about the barriers to accessing surgical abortion in Australia.

The procedure was decriminalised in Tasmania in 2013 but now its accessibility, particularly for poorer women, is being debated by state and federal politicians on both sides of the political spectrum, drawing in the federal health minister, as well as the prime minister.

Continued: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ginarushton/heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-abortion?utm_term=.nkZaKe8P0#.inDLamoAj

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