When I was just 15, I ran away with my boyfriend, we went right up the coast from SA to QLD. I started working in a small Gold Coast café. No proper place to live but we didn’t care, we were happy camping. 2 months into our relationship I suspected I may be pregnant so I got a blood test done. I visited the doctor to get the results. The first thing he did was hand me a pamphlet to an abortion clinic in Tweed Heads. I guess this was his way of telling me I was pregnant!
“Hi. I am a 21 year old young woman who was wondering if you could possibly help me… I am possibly pregnant and kind of terrified, because my parents will be enraged.” There are some moments in your life that stick with you forever, and I think this will be my moment. Emily* was the
Written in response to “More men need to stand with Planned Parenthood” Many people say that “abortion is a women’s issue”. Is it? The short answer is yes…but no. The idea that abortion is solely a women’s issue is an argument rooted in isolation and naivety. Yes, abortion involves women, their bodies and their lives
A couple of days a week, I’m privileged to work here in Sydney, as a disability support worker. What a privilege it is. The joy and happiness that greets me when I walk into the room knocks me back, every single time. What’s more, just for a second, before the dancing and the art, the