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    What Is Your Vision: The Future Of Abortion Care In Australia

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    This event is supported by Children by Choice, Family Planning NT, I Had One Too1800 My OptionsOur Bodies Our ChoicesSouth Australian Abortion Action CoalitionSexual Health Quarters WASPHERE and Women's Health Tasmania.

    About International Safe Abortion Day

    28th of September is International Safe Abortion Day, the herstory of this day begins in Latin America and the Caribbean where women’s groups have been mobilizing around September 28 for the last two decades to demand their governments decriminalize abortions, provide access to safe and affordable abortion services and to end stigma and discrimination towards people who choose to have abortions.

    About the event

    Gina Rushton will be chatting to health consumers with lived experience, abortion care providers, advocates, policymakers and you the audience about what the future of abortion care should and could look like in Australia. 

    This event will be exploring the Australian abortion landscape, recognising that each State and Territory has it's own legal, cultural and practice context.

    Our panellists:
    • Chrissie Bernasconi - Health Consumer
    • Dr Sarah McEwan - Wiradjuri woman and Medical Doctor
    • Hon Dr Sharman Stone - Professor of Practice for Gender, Peace and Security, Monash University
    • Dr Mark Farrugia - Rural GP and MTOP provider
    • Professor Deb Bateson - Medical Director, Family Planning NSW
    • Dr Suzanne Belton - Medical Anthropologist and Midwife 

    About the facilitator 

    Gina Rushton is a journalist who has written for BuzzFeed News, The Guardian, The Monthly, The Saturday Paper, Crikey, PRIMER and The Australian. She is a Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists media excellence award winner and Australian Human Rights Commission media award finalist for her coverage of reproductive rights.

    Extra info

    • There will be an opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A - You can also submit a question prior to the event when you register. 
    • This event is offered in accordance with Children by Choice's pro-choice framework. Children by Choice reserve the right to refuse registrations and remove individuals from the event.

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