RU486 available on PBS from today

This is great news for women around the country, and particularly (we hope) for those experiencing financial hardship or those who have previously faced large travel distances to reach an abortion provider.

Now just to fix our antiquated abortion laws, the reluctance of public hospitals to provide termination services, the lack of truly comprehensive and universal sexuality education, the high upfront cost of long acting contraceptives…the list goes on.

ButΒ today is a good news day. Our thanks and gratitude to all the incredible women and men who helped make this happen, in particular the four female Senators who joined forces to co-sponsor the bill removing the ministerial veto over the importation of mifepristone in 2006: Claire Moore (ALP), Judith Troeth (Liberal), Lyn Allison (Democrats), and Fiona Nash (Nat).