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Discussing Abortion Law Reform


ABORTION RETHINK PRESENTS - Australian Summit on Abortion Law Reform.  Discussing 'The Case for Care.'

Saturday 17 March 2018

8:30 am Registration 

4:30 pm Close 

Followed by drinks, raffle & entertainment at The Stamford Plaza Hotel, Brisbane, from 5:30 pm. 



Join us for the inaugural national ‘Abortion Rethink’ Summit ‘Building the Case for Care’ – a 360 degree analysis of what it means to be responsive to women in our Australian community who are considering terminating a pregnancy. Just some of the speakers we’ll hear from on the day….

Dr Bryan Kenny, Brisbane-based OB/GYN will speak to informing women, including on risks of termination and will share his experiences in practice as they relate to termination of pregnancy, including the importance of a second opinion.

Dr Leah Torres, OB/GYN and provider of terminations from Utah, America, will also speak on informing women and will share her experiences as a clinical practitioner under recent changes to abortion laws in Utah, which include mandated counselling.

Dr Anne Lastman is a Level 4 Counsellor with the Aust. Counsellors Assoc. and Member of Counsellors Vic., with 22 years of counselling experience.  She will speak on how termination can affect the mental health of women, the research on this and the importance of adequate post termination care. 

Anna Walsh, Lawyer and a specialist in medical law for 15 years, will speak on current abortion laws across Australia, the current context of abortion law reform and consequences of legislative change, including on conscientious objection by physicians.

Importantly we will also hear from the women themselves who have experienced a crisis pregnancy, their needs and different journeys  throughout and beyond pregnancy.

See more speakers here. 

After talks, breakout sessions and round tables will explore possibilities, at legislatory, regulatory and social levels, to improve care during and after pregnancy and assess the options.  Contributing will be medical and health experts and you, the participants, who brings ideas to the table.

Limited seats available.  Don't miss out, book now! 


**Abortion Rethink reserves the right to refund bookings and/or refuse entry to those we have reason to believe are not supportive of Abortion Rethink's ethos, which includes engaging always in a respectful manner with others, particularly where there is a difference of opinion.  The wellbeing of participants at our events is an utmost priority.  Offensive or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and any offending guests will be removed from the event.**



Parliament House
2A George Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000


Parking: Parking is available at the QUT Carpark located under the freeway behind Parliament House. The Parliamentary Annexe is also easily accessable by public transport. Plan your journey at Translink. 


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Please note that Abortion Rethink is run entirely on donations. An event of this sort requires considerable financial outlay. Any donations are deeply appreciated. Please click HERE to donate. 


Our deepest appreciation goes to our Sponsors including Clonakilla WinesElegant Vintage Hire and Coco & Eska (more to come).