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Murder on His Mind

The Story of Australia's Abortion Clinic Murder

Susie Allanson



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15 July 2021
An act of terrorism against women that ended with the death of a man. Murder on His Mind details the events of 16 July 2001 when security guard Steve Rogers was shot dead inside Melbourne's Fertility Control Clinic. The Crown Prosecutor described the gunman as having gone to the clinic with 'murder on his mind'. This new edition brings back into print one insider's account of the crime that became known as Australia's Abortion Clinic Murder. Dr Susie Allanson was the Clinic's psychologist when the murder occurred and provides answers to the questions that fascinated the public about the case at the time and to this day. What really happened on that day? What went on in the mind of the gunman? How did the victims cope? What really goes on in an abortion-providing clinic? A riveting read for true crime buffs and for those concerned with their own or others' reactions and recovery to traumatic events, women's health rights and the usually secretive reproductive crises facing women and their families every day.
By:   Susie Allanson
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9781925927658
ISBN 10:   1925927652
Publication Date:   15 July 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Murder on His Mind: The Story of Australia's Abortion Clinic Murder

Allanson depicts with stark reality the perspectives of all involved, the killer, the right to lifers, and the people who need the clinics services to help them deal with the trauma and tribulations taking place in their own lives. Nobody could read this book and be unaffected. [Allansons] understanding of the ways in which people respond and need to be responded to when under acute stress would provide a very handy manual to anyone who might have to deal with care crashes or any other sudden event leading to unexpected death. Clearly there is an important difference between the accidental and the deliberate killing involved here. Much benefit will be obtained from this book by those who are affected by trauma of many different sorts, well away from the setting of the abortion issue. -- Dr Robert Moles

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