• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0687

Turnbull, Antonia Mary (Toni)

(1950 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1950, Japan
  • Occupation Doctor


Toni Turnbull, née Richmore, was born in Japan where her father was stationed. Toni went to school in several countries and matriculated at an Adelaide Catholic girls school. She began Science at Adelaide University before transferring to Medicine. In her fourth year Toni married, and in her final year her first child was born. Working for the Family Planning Association and in general practice, Toni became increasingly disturbed by the number of women seeking abortions for convenience. In the early 1980s Toni came to believe that God was asking her to speak out and she also became convinced of the extent of post-abortion grief.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interview with Dr Toni Turnbull [sound recording] Interviewer: Barbara Baird

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