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Informed decision making as a human right.
Being able to make decisions about what happens to our bodies is a basic human right — it goes to an individual’s fundamental autonomy, dignity and bodily integrity, as reflected in article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that “everyone has the right to life, [...]

Posted by My Birth news on October 16th, 2012 in Blog

Take Action during the Federal Election to protect women’s birth choices.

Tell your Federal election candidates that you want them to remove the doctor’s veto over women’s access to Medicare for midwives. Ask them if they will commit to doing this if elected.
Tell your candidates that you want them to protect women’s rights to [...]

Posted by My Birth news on August 6th, 2010 in Blog

By Lilea Propadalo (Edited version published in the Newcastle Herald)

Who would have thought that after all these decades that women would be fighting for essential rights again?  I certainly didn’t.  We have had a government that has promoted Midwifery care for women and Paid Maternity Leave….it seemed so promising.
Unfortunately, it was all a farce.  [...]

Posted by My Birth news on March 5th, 2010 in Blog

I’ve called on the Rudd Government to ensure that midwives and nurse practitioners have the right to practice without medical veto from another profession. I’m currently preparing amendments to the Government’s bills if the Government doesn’t change its position.
Midwives and nurse practitioners have been told they can access the MBS and be given the opportunity [...]

Posted by My Birth news on February 19th, 2010 in Blog

Join the Facebook group to get involved in organising or leave a message of support.
What will it take for Kevin Rudd to listen to women, and put the needs of Australian families ahead of the Australian Medical Association?
OUR Bodies, OUR Babies, OUR Right to decide Kevin Rudd – it is not YOUR right to decide [...]

Posted by My Birth news on February 19th, 2010 in Blog
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