ACT's laws about abortion clinic exclusion zones tested

Written by Tim Bavinton on . Posted in News & Updates

Executive Director of SHFPACT, Tim Bavinton, reflects on the first legal test of the ACT's laws establishing protest exclusion zones at abortion clinics. 

ON 9 March 2018, the ACT Magistrate’s Court dismissed charges against three men for allegedly violating ACT laws establishing protest exclusion zones around medical facilities providing abortion services. The three acknowledged their longstanding opposition to abortion and their prior involvement in vigils and protests at the same site over many years.

Keen observers are likely to view the decision either with concern or welcome it, depending on how it reflects their underlying beliefs about abortion.

Free tickets to 'Menopause The Musical'

Written by SHFPACT on . Posted in News & Updates

Free tickets to Menopause The Musical

SHFPACT is proud to be a sponsor of 'Menopause The Musical – Women on Fire!' showing 23 – 27 October at The Q Theatre.

We have 3 double passes to the first 3 people to come into the SHFPACT Menopause Clinic for their very first appointment. Don't forget to mention this special SHFPACT giveaway.

Male pill on the horizon

Written by Adam Watkins on . Posted in News & Updates

The female contraceptive pill has helped millions of women take control of their fertility and reproductive health since it became available in 1961. Yet a male equivalent has yet to be fully developed. This effectively leaves men with only two viable contraceptive options: condoms or a vasectomy.

Teaching kids how to seek consent

Written by SBS : Deanne Carson on . Posted in News & Updates

Teaching consent is more than empowering children to be able to say 'no'; it's also about helping them grow up knowing how to seek consent for every touch they instigate, writes educator Deanne Carson.

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