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Renate Klein, PhD, was Associate Professor in Womens Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, until her retirement in 2006, and is the (co)author/(co)editor of 14 books. She is a biologist and social scientist and taught courses on Reproductive Medicine and Feminist Ethics. Since the 1980s, she has conducted critical feminist research into the new and old reproductive technologies including international population control, IVF (fertility drugs), hormonal and immunological contraceptives, surrogacy, RU 486 and Gardasil. Janice G. Raymond, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Women's Studies and Medical Ethics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and was Associate Director of the Institute on Women and Technology at MIT. She was also the Co-Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW). She has written extensively on new reproductive technologies, prostitution and trafficking. Her latest book is Not a Choice, Not a Job: Exposing the Myths about Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade (Potomac, Virginia, USA/Spinifex Press, Melbourne, 2013). Lynette J. Dumble, PhD, was the Senior Research Fellow in the University of Melbournes Department of Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Visiting Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas, Houston, USA. She has published extensively in medical and scientific journals in the areas of transplantation, immunosuppression (including prostaglandins), and Medical Ethics. Since 1997 she has directed the Global Sisterhood Network. Her latest book is The Social & Political Economies of Femicide in Andhra Pradesh (with Rukmini V. Rao, Gramya Resource Centre for Women, Tarnaka, India, 2012).

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"This is an eminently readable and thought-provoking book. The authors' concern for the rights and welfare of women is evident throughout [...] RU 486: Misconceptions, Myths and Morals was published in 1991, and it still provides the most up-to-date, independent analysis of information available to us. As such, it is an invaluable knowledge base from which to evaluate the information and publicity generated by the Australian trials." -- Anna Fitzpatrick, The Women's Library Newsletter, Volume 3 No.4 in July 2013, we re-issued RU 486: Misconceptions, Myths and Morals, for which I have written an extensive 100-page preface. Australian women need to know about the problems with chemical abortion so that when it comes to deciding which method to use, they can make an informed decision. Renate Klein, ABC Religion and Ethics

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