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The right to decide whether or not to have children is fundamental. Kamala Emanuel argues that those who say they want to ban abortion out of concern for women are having themselves on.

Nurses are leaving the profession in droves and the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed us to breaking point. Abigail Humphreys provides context to union members' decision to reject the 3% pay offer.

Protesters gathered around the country, in response to a call out from Yuendumu Elders, to demand police be prohibited from taking guns into remote First Nations communities and justice for Kumanjayi Walker. Isaac Nellist and Chloe DS report.

A new government database tracking pregnancies in Poland has sparked fears that medical data will be used to prosecute women who obtain abortion care. Julia Conley reports.

Inequality is rising, and the trends are not new, as Fred Fuentes explains.

Following the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying through the NSW parliament, Suzanne James speaks with advocates Shayne Higson and Greg Connell.

Ben Wishaw in This is Going to Hurt

Barry Healy reviews a new series is set in the British National Health Service, which is reeling from neoliberal funding cuts.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf May

Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six new books for understanding and changing the world.

Abortion rights protest in the US

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across 600 cities and towns in the United States on May 14 in defence of abortion rights, reports Barry Sheppard.

After 50 years of advocacy and polls consistently showing up to 80% support, Voluntary Assisted Dying is finally to become law in NSW. Suzanne James reports.

The World Health Organization has offered a revised assessment of the COVID-19 death toll, saying the mortality figure is closer to 14.9 million. Binoy Kampmark reports.

The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill is heading back into the NSW Legislative Council this week, and advocates are urging MPs not to give ground to hostile amendments. Suzanne James reports.

Children by Choice released the following sign-on statement for reproductive rights and access to legal, safe, timely and compassionate abortion.

Abortion rights protest in the US

The stake for Black women and the working class in the fight for abortion rights and to become equal and full citizens is existential, writes Malik Miah.

Suzanne James asks Shayne Higson and Greg Connell for an update on the stalled NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying bill.

The “leak” of the draft decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs Wade, the 1973 ruling legalising women’s right to abortion, signals that it will probably do so in its final decision on the Mississippi anti-abortion law before it. Barry Sheppard reports.

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