1. The prohibitive cost of accessing an abortion at doctor’s surgery and long waiting lists for clinics who perform the procedure, are forcing women to have ‘at home’ abortions. There are new reports today that Australian women are apparently buying the RU486 drug online and taking it alone in their own homes.
2. Australia’s most decorated living soldier, Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith has announced that he’s quitting the army. Roberts-Smith, who was the recipient of the Victoria Cross in 2011, says he wants to pursue a career in business.
3. There’s a scandal over horse meat sold as beef in Europe. It’s been reported that pre-packaged products in Sweden, Britain and France have been pulled from shelves after it emerged that some companies were using horse meat as a substitute for beef in dishes like lasagna.
4. A father in the US offered his daughter $200 to quit Facebook for six months – and she agreed. “She wants to earn money and also finds Facebook a distraction and a waste of time sometimes,” he father told a newspaper. She’ll be paid $50 in April and $150 in June.