What’s Current: Under Trump’s new health care plan, rape is a preexisting condition

An amendment in the GOP health care reform bill will allow states to deny coverage for “preexisting conditions,” including sexual assault, postpartum depression, cesarean sections, and domestic violence. The bill has passed the House and is now headed to the Senate.

Desiree Fairooz, a member of the activist group Code Pink, was found guilty of “disorderly or disruptive” conduct after laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate confirmation hearing. She could face one year in prison.

The families of 41 girls who were killed in a fire last month at an orphanage in Guatemala are pushing for charges of femicide to be brought.

Alaska State Rep. David Eastman believes women get pregnant, then get abortions, intentionally, for the travel opportunity.

The Philosophy Department at Rhodes College has spoken out in support of Prof. Rebecca Tuvel, as have numerous individuals in the field.

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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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