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Which can be found in the article linked here: the Australian MSM is not afraid to call anti-abortion groups by that name.

However, one disappointing similarity: an article about belief in myths about emergency contraception is in the “Life & Style” section. At least it’s in “Wellbeing”, ie health, but then, the top few articles in that section at the moment (other than the EC one) are: diet, diet, winter illnesses spread by food workers, diet, diet, let’s blame women who drink alcohol, adult anorexia (primarily about women) … now tell me, at which gender is this section primarily aimed?

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Welcome to the 18th Down Under Feminists’ Carnival! (And apologies for the delay.)

This Carnival has an optional caring theme, thanks to Australian Carers’ Week (which was October 18 to October 24). The theme for this year was “Anyone, Anytime, Across Australia”, which I modified to “Anyone, Anytime” for the purposes of the DUFC.

There wasn’t much sent in on theme, so I’ve expanded the DUFC rules just a little.

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So, it turns out that not absolutely every high-up member of the Catholic Church is a cruel child-killing excommunicating bastard.

Just most of them.

A Vatican-based prelate has condemned the rapid proclamation of the excommunication of the doctors who performed the abortion for the nine-year-old Brazilian girl who was found to be pregnant with twins, having been sexually abused by her stepfather.

It’s not clear whether he thinks that, ultimately, the doctors (and the mother? she seems to be absent from this article, which is an issue in itself) should have been excommunicated eventually – his criticism seems to be more about the quick announcement of it.

I haven’t written about this terrible situation before, because it’s been widely written about in other places (such as here, here and here, just to point to a few).

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