It's not my decision, because it's not my pregnancy or my body. Ultimately, the one thing God really granted us above anything else is free will, writes Dr Carol Portmann.
Last week the Australian Labor Party announced a policy on abortion that would have once been regarded as high-risk politics. But even outspoken pro-life conservatives have been restrained.
Labor's pledge to make abortions easier if it wins government prompts calls for politicians to go further and improve access to contraception.
More than 150 children were not accounted for in the nationwide search for the daughter of convicted baby murderer Keli Lane, and according to documents obtained by the ABC, the NSW Office of Public Prosecutions could not rule out the possibility the child could be alive.
Coalition senator for Queensland Matt Canavan says that the State Government's proposed abortion laws would allow unrestricted access to abortion beyond 22 weeks. RMIT ABC Fact Check finds his claim to be baseless.
The journey to the Marie Stopes clinic in Melbourne's east is a harrowing one for the 200 or so women who go there each year. To walk through its doors, one of its doctors says, is to have exhausted all other options.
The erosion of the boundaries between private and work spheres is well established. But the perils of social media "opinion creep" mean everything can be notionally viewed as work-related, writes David Wroe.
The lawyer representing a woman allegedly sacked over a series of tweets criticising the Tasmanian Government and abortion rights in the state says she should not have been fired for expressing an opinion, and that there's more to the case than a social media policy.