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Discus queen Taryn Gollshewsky going for gold

Tayn Gollshewsky

TARYN Gollshewsky can count on the cheers of every child at Bundaberg’s St Patrick’s Primary School when she steps into the discus thrower’s circle at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. “Miss G”, as her students affectionately know her, is a first-year physical eduation teacher at St Patrick’s. Throughout first term she balanced a gruelling training schedule with her full-time teaching. ... Read More »

US abortion provider invited to speak at Brisbane event calls coercion of any sort “appalling”

Dr Alexandra Doig, Dr Leah Torres and Dr Bryan Kenny

ABORTION provider Dr Leah Torres has told Australian lawmakers and campaigners for better care of women regarding reproductive health that she has nightmares about performing terminations “on somebody that doesn’t want one”. Dr Torres, a gynaecologist and obstetrician who for nine years has provided abortions as well as maternity care, prenatal care and other reproductive health procedures in her Utah ... Read More »

Federal and state parliamentarians encourage pro-life Queenslanders at March for Life rally

Large crowd at the March for Life

NATIONALS MP George Christensen will urge the Federal Treasurer to divert millions of dollars in foreign aid that supported an international abortion agency last year to fund local organisations helping women in unplanned or crisis pregnancies. The Queensland politician joined numerous politicians at the annual March for Life rally outside state parliament in Brisbane on Sunday March 18. He told ... Read More »

Push to have women tested for Fragile X Syndrome ‘ethically troublesome’

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A THORNY ethical dilemma surrounds a new push by doctors to have women screened for Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), linked to intellectual disabilities and the most common single genetic cause of autism. Researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne are recommending that women should be offered testing for FXS, an inherited genetic condition, if pregnant ... Read More »

Conscience vote on abortion bills promised to MPs, Premier confirms

Pro-life supporters

QUEENSLAND Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has promised to allow Government members a conscience vote on two contentious abortion bills. The Premier’s promise follows speculation that some Labor MPs had urged colleagues to consider the bills as decriminalisation matters rather than the abortion vote that requires a mandatory conscience vote under Labor’s national platform. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad is an abortion supporter ... Read More »

Indigenous communities unite to take urgent action to help women

No More Violence

THREE senior indigenous women have hailed the campaign called No More which uses sporting codes’ notions of fair play and respect as a successful way to curb the epidemic of family violence in Aboriginal communities. The campaign started with football teams in the Northern Territory linking arms before a game – in a silent and sincere pledge to end violence ... Read More »

Social worker says Queensland’s new domestic violence laws are a ‘positive’ step towards stronger families

domestic violence

ALLOWING community agencies to share information about domestic violence cases is a positive step in protecting more women and children from abusive homes, a Brisbane social worker said. Good Samaritan Housing community co-ordinator Joanne Davies said the recent changes to Queensland legislation on domestic violence allowing specialist agencies to share information was a positive change. Ms Davies also commended the ... Read More »

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