In the context of the new RU480 legislation, The Project on Channel 10 has just screened the story of a young Canberra woman who was recently refused medical treatment (morning after pill) by publicly funded Calvary Hospital. She was also refused a referral to an alternative doctor.
Katy Gallagher has been playing the “Gillard sisterhood” card for a while now (including playing the “victim of misogyny” card herself on 7.30 last week). As she is a paid-up member of the Gillard “abortion rights” sisterhood, isn’t it time Katie stood up for reproductive rights, and insisted that publicly funded hospitals offer contraception and abortion services?
So, now that RU480 is on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme, will Calvary be required to prescribe it?