By Annabelle (Midwifery Student) Lydia Mainey, CQUniversity researcher, recently published ‘The role of nurses and midwives in the provision of abortion care’, a review calling for the scope of nurses and midwives to be extended to include abortion procedures. However, Mainey’s claims raise a number of issues for healthcare professionals,
By Elise (Medical Student) The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability commenced its hearings on investigations last week. After campaigners called for an independent authority to investigate allegations of abuse against school children with disabilities, some disturbing stories have come forward – and these
By Michelle Ryan A recent testimony to the disability royal commission in Sydney has revealed how a mother was pressured to abort her baby when a scan suggested that he might have Down syndrome. Toni Mitchell, from Toowoomba, said that in 2000 she was advised to that her son Joshy
By Lauren Bernard Yesterday afternoon news emerged of a 21-year-old man in New South Wales who has been charged with multiple offences of domestic violence for the assault of his 19 year old partner, who was 21 weeks pregnant at the time. As a result of the abuse, the baby

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