Signing off

Australia PM slashes cost of RU486

In one of her last acts in-office, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has slashed the price of RU486, the pill used to induce abortion within the first seven weeks of pregnancy. Formerly upwards of $60 USD, the pill is now only $11 USD for health care card-holders. The measure will also fund a round-the-clock hotline for any women experiencing pain or other warning symptoms after the termination. Gillard, who is expected to step down soon to a male colleague, has been at the center of a national debate about sexism in politics.

Read it at Courier Mail

July 1, 2013 11:55 AM