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Ideally, all states and territories would have consistent laws based on Victorian legislation. Juanedc/Flickr

Explainer: is abortion legal in Australia?

Abortion is a safe medical procedure, yet half of Australian women may have difficulty accessing a termination because they live in states and territories that designate it a crime.
Marching against abortion. Monica Elizabeth

Are antiabortion activists winning?

The Supreme Court just blocked one of the hundreds of abortion restrictions introduced over the past year. So what do these news laws signal about the future of reproductive rights in the US?
The risk of a woman dying from a road accident is approximately 25 times that of death from a pill-related clot. epSos .de/Flickr

Don’t panic about the pill – it’s safer than driving to work

Newer contraceptive pills pose a higher risk of serious blood clots, says a study published in the BMJ today. The finding isn't new, but it may be cause for a different kind of concern.
Belfast bakery or political hot potato? Brian Lawless/PA

Explainer: Northern Irish politics

At least one party in the UK's most overlooked region could make or break this election. It's time to swot up on the local scene.
Opposing this law change is not anti-feminist. shutterstock

Why I oppose a ban on sex-selection abortion

A campaign is underway in the UK to make it illegal to abort a child based on its gender. Proponents say they are worried about women being coerced into terminating female foetuses and that action needs…

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