Tag: tasmanian abortion law

  • As the High Court challenge to abortion clinic ‘safe access zones’ begins, there is much at stake

    As the High Court challenge to abortion clinic ‘safe access zones’ begins, there is much at stake

    By Tania Penovic, Monash University; Caroline Henckels, Monash University, and Ronli Sifris, Monash University Victorian and Tasmanian laws around safe access zones at abortion clinic are being challenged in the High Court. Photo: AAP/David Moir From October 9-11, the High Court of Australia will hear a challenge to the constitutional validity of Victorian and Tasmanian legalisation […]

  • 2014 Castan Human Rights Report: Reproductive rights still under threat

    By Ronli Sifris Decades after the fight for reproductive rights began in Australia, the issue is in the spotlight again because of three significant developments. Report on Involuntary Sterilisation of People with Disabilities Australia, together with many other countries, has a history of sterilising people with disabilities and intersex people. During 2012-13, the Senate Community […]

  • Tasmania Decriminalises Abortion

    By Ronli Sifris A country that respects the rights of women should not be satisfied with abortion remaining a crime. Tasmania has taken a huge step forward, writes Ronli Sifris. The right to terminate a pregnancy has been categorised as falling within a number of existing human rights norms, such as the right to health […]