What’s Current: NWAC gives inquiry into missing and murdered women failing grade

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu, left, and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, right (Image: CBC News)

Native Women’s Association of Canada gives the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and girls a failing grade. An open letter further criticizes the process and progress to date as “disorganized, haphazard and falling apart.”

Trump drastically expands “global gag rule” on abortion, blocking billions in global health funding and affecting millions of women around the world.

Leaders of US Democratic party scheduled to meet with Democrats for Life, a group that encourages and supports candidates who are anti-abortion.

Indian court allows abortion for 10-year-old rape victim.

New bill would require prospective Canadian judges to undergo training in sexual-assault law aiming to stop rape myths and sexist stereotypes from influencing their judgments.

Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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  • Liz

    sorry, not voters, candidates. voters too though, I guess!

  • Tired feminist

    The Indian girl story is so horrible. It reminded me of a very similar case that happened in Brazil to a 9-year-old who had been raped by her father (or stepfather, whatever). Brazilian law allows abortion in cases of rape, incest, and when the pregnancy puts the mother’s life at risk. She met at least two of three requirements and was given an abortion.

    Guess what was the local bishop’s immediate concern? The excommunion of all adults involved in her abortion procedure.
    Guess what he said about her rapist? That it was up to God to judge his sins.

    The Catholic church is that sick.

  • Wren