Remembering THAT moment that changed my life

Remembering THAT moment that changed my life

There’s a moment of all the moments in my life that I remember as if it was this moment. This one right here, vivid and now. I remember it with the shock-clarity of jumping into a stream that has wended down a mountainside, water of melted snow bracing, carrying...
Mum writes letter to her aborted baby girl

Mum writes letter to her aborted baby girl

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and it would be remiss of us not to also acknowledge the grief of many mothers who chose to end their pregnancy. Abortion grief is very real. Women who follow through with an abortion often present with mental...
More women are saying no to abortion

More women are saying no to abortion

There were around 5,000 fewer abortions in 2016 than a decade ago, according to latest figures from South Australia and Western Australia showing a 6% drop in terminations.* The figures indicate that increasingly women are saying no to abortion and, despite often...
An open letter to the wild ones (aka: dads)

An open letter to the wild ones (aka: dads)

Dear Dad, (and let’s be clear – I’m using the title ‘dad’ broadly – this is a letter to biological fathers and adoptive fathers, to the father of my children and the father of my father, to the men who step up and fill the space left by a father, to the men who mentor...
Teen parents show immense strength & resilience

Teen parents show immense strength & resilience

There is a high cost for teens who choose to continue a pregnancy against the wishes of their parents, friends and society. This was revealed on SBS television’s Insight programme last week, focusing on teen pregnancy. Of the teen mothers interviewed, not one of...
You’ve had your screening… what now?

You’ve had your screening… what now?

You’ve been given a pre-natal diagnosis that you didn’t want to hear. You’re grieving. The perfect baby you’ve been imagining as the new member of your family now has a different face, a different future, a different set of needs. The rosy...

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