Event time and date: Mon 28th Sep 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm AEST (NB: this event starts at 6.30 PM Adelaide Time)
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.
- 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.
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.
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.