08
SEP
2004

ACT women’s plan fails pregnant women

The new ACT Women’s Plan is a disappointing document because it misses an important opportunity to address many of the difficulties women with pregnancies face in Canberra, said Mary Joseph, president of the ACT Right to Life Association. Minister for Women, Katy Gallagher MLA, launch
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15
JUN
2004

Morning-after pill safeguard necessary for women’s health

Women should be given the safeguard of a doctor’s prescription before taking the morning after pill, president of the ACT Right to Life Association, Mary Joseph said today. Ms Joseph was commenting on plans by Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott to put the morning-after pill Postinor-
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01
APR
2004

Human cloning and human embryo experimentation: ban both

Human cloning could be a reality in the ACT within a few years under legislation to be debated today in the Legislative Assembly, warned Mary Joseph, president of the ACT Right to Life Association. The Human Cloning (Prohibition) Bill and the Human Embryo (Research) Bill are expected
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02
MAR
2004

Bill of rights puts limits on the right to life: ACT will violate international human rights law

Human rights will be taken away from our smallest citizens if the ACT Government’s Human Rights Bill 2003 is passed, president of the ACT Right to Life Association, Mary Joseph, said today. The ACT’s proposed Bill of Rights was introduced into the ACT Legislative Assembly
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27
NOV
2003

New human embryo research bill would allow destructive research

Members of the Legislative Assembly should oppose the ACT Government’s plans to allow destructive embryo research to occur in Canberra, president of the ACT Right to Life Association, Mary Joseph said today. The Government today introduced the Human Cloning and Embryo Research Bill in
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22
AUG
2002

Abortion law change a tragic loss for Canberrans

President of the ACT Right to Life Association, Mary Joseph, said she was gutted by the vote in the ACT Legislative Assembly last night, which abolished all criminal laws relating to abortion and took away all protections for women considering an abortion, such as an informed consent
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23
JAN
2002

Valuing the lives of women, children

By Mary Joseph The Canberra Times 23 January 2002 IN ANY debate on abortion laws, both the life of the unborn child and the damage to women need to be acknowledged. Yet in supporting legislation to decriminalise abortion, Legislative Assembly Member Roslyn Dundas attempts to normalise
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23
JAN
2002

Valuing the lives of women, children

By Mary Joseph The Canberra Times 23 January 2002 IN ANY debate on abortion laws, both the life of the unborn child and the damage to women need to be acknowledged. Yet in supporting legislation to decriminalise abortion, Legislative Assembly Member Roslyn Dundas attempts to normalise
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15
DEC
2001

These changes won’t make abortion rare

Earlier this year Labor MLA Wayne Berry stated abortion “must be safe, legal and preferably rare”. Some might be surprised that Berry would profess concern with making abortion rare. Berry’s legislation, introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, would strik
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23
JAN
2000

Protecting the unborn who have disabilities

The Sunday Times (The Canberra Times), 23 January 2000 By Nicola Pantos It’s time for many of the critics of the Federal Government’s decision to cut Medicare rebates for early ultrasound tests to be up-front about why they’re upset. Behind the rhetoric about denying choice and compro
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