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In the media - a wrap up of the last week's commentary
· October 24, 2012 11:00 AM
In the last week the ACL has been quoted in the media on homelessness and families, misogyny and sexism, and new spending cuts unveiled by the Federal Government. See below for links to mentions in the media.
ACL commented on early intervention strategies for reducing homelessness in children and young people:
Counselling and Mental Health Daily -
MR: Relationship counselling should be part of early intervention strategies to reduce homelessness
Christian Today Australia –
Homelessness should be countered by building stronger families, says Christian lobb
ACL’s Queensland Director Wendy Francis was interviewed by 96.5FM about misogyny and sexism, and what this means for Australian women:
Wendy Francis on 96.5FM
Managing Director Jim Wallace also commented on the government’s spending cuts and what this means for Australian families:
Sydney Morning Herald –
Swan unveils $1.1b surplus
Wendy Francis' interview on 96.5FM
· October 22, 2012 11:00 AM
ACL's Queensland Director Wendy Francis was interviewed by Damien Johnston on 96.5FM Family. They spoke about misogyny and sexism, and what this means for Australian women.
Click on the link below to listen to the interview:
Wendy Francis on 96.5fm
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MR: Dangerous effects of RU486 being ignored by Parliament as those advocating for right to life labelled ‘anti-women’
· October 10, 2012 11:00 AM
For release: Wednesday 10 October 2012
The Australian Christian Lobby has renewed its call for the evidence about the harms to women of the chemical abortion drug RU486 to be considered in light of a speech being made by Health Minister Tanya Plibersek today promoting the drug.
ACL spokeswoman Wendy Francis has expressed concern that both political parties are ignoring the evidence about the safety of RU486.
“It is imperative that our government take into consideration the hundreds of women who have suffered major health issues after taking this drug,” Ms Francis said.
In response to a question by Senator Boswell, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
told the Senate
earlier this year that since the drug was approved under the Authorised Provider Scheme in April 2006, there had been 832 reports of “adverse events” to women prescribed the drug.
“Of the 832 women, 599 required surgery to remove the poisoned embryo after the failure of the drug to induce a miscarriage.
“In 2010, a Melbourne woman tragically died after taking RU486. We need to ensure there is a coronial investigation into this tragedy before any licences are granted.
“Women facing unsupported pregnancies should not be given a dangerous chemical to poison them and their unborn child – they should be offered real choices, including the option of support for keeping their unborn child,” Ms Francis said.
ACL is alarmed that Ms Plibersek has associated herself with the Parliamentary Group on Population and Development – the host of today’s event – which holds extreme views about aborting the disabled to save money from the disability services budget (see their
to Senate Standing Committee, p. 10).
ACL is also concerned that the abortion debate has been dragged into the unseemly debate about sexism and misogyny in the Parliament.
“For Tony Abbott or any other person to be shut down in this debate about the health of women and life of unborn children and be labelled as ‘anti-women’ is a suppression of free debate,” Ms Francis said.
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