Links & Resources

 

Definitive health resources 

World Health Organisation, Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems, 2nd edn (2012)  http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/70914/1/9789241548434_eng.pdf 

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Termination of Pregnancy: a resource for health professionals (2005)  http://www.ranzcog.edu.au/publication/womens-health-publications/termination-of-pregnancy-booklet.html

Professional Associations, clinical guidelines

Public Health Association of Australia, 2005, Abortion in Australia: Public Health Perspectives, 3rd editionhttp://www.phaa.net.au/documents/phaa_abortion_kit.pdf

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2005, Termination of Pregnancy: a resource for health professionals
http://www.ranzcog.edu.au/publication/womens-health-publications/termination-of-pregnancy-booklet.html 

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2012, Position Statement on Termination of Pregnancy 

 http://www.ranzcog.edu.au/component/docman/doc_view/926-c-gyn-17-termination-of-pregnancy.html?Itemid=341

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2004, The care of women requesting induced abortion. London; Report No. 7
http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical-guidance/care-women-requesting-induced-abortion

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2008, Briefing note - Scientific Information on Abortion.
http://www.rcog.org.uk/what-we-do/campaigning-and-opinions/briefings-and-qas-/human-fertilisation-and-embryology-bill/brie-4

World Health Organisation, 2003, Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems, ‘Chapter 1 - Safe abortion services: the public health challenge’.
http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/unsafe_abortion/9241590343/en/

Research  

Marie Stopes International and Quantam Market Research, 2004, General Practitioners:Attitudes to Abortion.   http://www.mariestopes.org.au/images/stories/libraryfiles/MSI-GPs-Attitudes-to-Abortion-Research-Nov04.pdf

National Health and Medical Research Council, 2000, Post Natal Depression: not just the baby blues, Commonwealth of Australia.
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/wh30.pdf

Calls for law reform

Ejlak, J. 2012 The Legal Minefield of Australia's Abortion Laws. New Matilda   http://newmatilda.com/2013/03/08/legal-minefield-abortion-law

Cannold, L. 2011 The Unfinished Business of Abortion Law Reform in Australia.   http://www.pameladenoonlecture.net/the_pamela_denoon_lecture/pamela-denoon-lecture-2011.html

Ejlak, J. 2011, submission to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute (PDF)

Victorian Law Reform Commission, 2008, Law of Abortion Final Report.http://www.lawreform.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/justlib/law+reform/home/completed+projects/abortion/lawreform+-+law+of+abortion_+final+report 

One hard copy is available in the reference section of the Tasmanian state library http://catalogue.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/item/?id=886017

Wainer, J., 2007 Abortion and the full humanity of women: nearly there, Sexual Health 4(4) 219–221.http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=SH07063.pdf

de Crespigny, L., 2005, Australian abortion laws: do they post a ‘health hazard’? RANZCOG Journal O&G Vol 7 no 1, Autumn 2005.  
http://www.ranzcog.edu.au/index.php/publications/oandg-magazine/cat_view/38-publications/409-oag-magazine/410-oag-magazine-editions/433-past-publications/461--vol-07-no-1-autumn-2005

de Crespigny, L., and Savulescu, J., 2004, Abortion: time to clarify Australia’s confusing laws, Medical Journal of Australia, 181 (4) pp201-203. 
http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/181_04_160804/dec10242_fm.pdf

Rankin, M., 2003, Monash University Law, Review, Vol29, No2.
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MonashULawRw/2003/15.pdf

Books

Prof Caroline de Costa, Never ever again: Why Australian Abortion Law Needs Reform, 2nd edition 2010 http://www.carolinedecosta.com/nonfiction.html 
Available in the Tasmanian state library http://catalogue.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/item/?id=987621

Prof Caroline de Costa and Dr Michele Moor, Just the Facts: Abortion A-Z, 2007 http://www.carolinedecosta.com/nonfiction.html

Dr Jo Wainer, Lost: Illegal abortion stories, 2006 
Available in the Tasmanian state library http://catalogue.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/item/?id=795283

Dr Susie Allanson, Murder on his Mind: The Untold Story of Australia’s Abortion Clinic Murder, 2006 
Available in the Tasmanian state library http://catalogue.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/item/?id=816385

Dr Leslie Cannold, The Abortion Mythhttp://cannold.com/articles/article/the-abortion-myth/

Other Advocacy Organisations 

Reproductive Choice Australia (national) http://www.reproductivechoiceaustralia.org.au/
Children by Choice (Qld) http://www.childrenbychoice.org.au/
Pro Choice Qld http://prochoiceqld.org.au/
Pro Choice Vic http://prochoicevic.com/

Local resources

Family Planning Tasmania  http://www.fpt.asn.au/ 
Making Choices  http://www.fpt.asn.au/making-choices 
Hobart Women’s Health Centrehttp://www.hwhc.com.au/ 
Better Health Channel (Vic) http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Abortion_in_Australia 
Women’s Health Services (DHHS) http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/pophealth/womens_health

Other Resources 

Australian Medical Association position statements (national) http://ama.com.au/node/520

Public Health Association of Australia abortion policy statement http://www.phaa.net.au/documents/111204_Abortion%20Policy%20FINAL-with%20cover%20sheet.pdf

Reproductive Health Reality Check (international) http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/
Women on Web (international) http://www.womenonweb.org/
Guttmacher Institute (international) http://www.guttmacher.org/
International Planned Parenthood Foundation http://www.ippf.org/en/

British Pregnancy Advisory Service – great patient videos breaking down stigma about what happens during a typical abortion procedure http://www.bpas.org/bpaswoman.php?page=71

YouTube videos: 

Dr Susie Allanson talking about protestors and exclusion zones around clinics  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcACpxO673E&feature=share&list=UUmTnee4gms0THDQXlU9D2kg 

Pro-choice performance poetry (USA)  http://front.moveon.org/the-most-riveting-message-about-the-war-on-women-in-under-3-minutes-2/#.T5deuI-DovM.twitter 


 

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