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12.00 b News with Rebecca. Weather and Surf.

12.15 Dr. Trisha Briscoe. Chairwoman of the NZ Medical association.

The NZ Medical Association and the Royal New Zealand Council of GP’s have reacted with dismay to National MP Judith Collins’ proposal that it be made compulsory for parents to be informed if a girl under 16 wants an abortion. They’ve written a joint letter to MP’s urging them to vote against the law change. Trisha Briscoe is on the Wire to tell us why medical professionals are against the proposed amendment .

12.30 Amanda Lennon, Department of Political Studies, University of Auckland.

The recent terrorist outrages in Russia were notable both for the savagery with which they were carried out, and for the prominent roles played by women in the attacks. Female operatives were used as bombers and hostage takers in three separate incidents. Women have always played a support role in terrorist networks, but in recent years their participation has become more high profile. Chechen separatists have used female bombers since 2002, 30-40% of Tamil Tigers attacks are carried out by women and this year Hamas acknowleged its first female suicide bomber. Female suicide bombers are a specialist study for Amanda Lennon and she’s in studio today.

1.30 Judith Collins, MP.

Prime Minister Helen Clarke says her proposed amendment to the Care of Children Bill is irresponsible and she is putting the health of young women in danger. We’ll ask Judith Collins why she wants a law change.

1.45 The Magazine Review. Imogen Neale is in studio with her picks of the week.

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