What’s Current: Irish women are going to strike in protest of abortion ban

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Women in Ireland plan to strike on March 8th in protest of the country’s criminalization of abortion.

After protests from French feminist groups, director Roman Polanski will no longer be presiding over the César awards ceremony in February.

While millions marched across the country on January 21st, nearly 150 reproductive rights advocates surrounded Whole Woman’s Health in McAllen, Texas to defend the clinic from abortion opponents.

In light of the Trump administration’s announcement that it would no longer fund overseas aid organizations that discussed abortion, the Dutch Government plans to launch an international abortion fund.

Bye bye, xoJane.

Meghan Murphy
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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