What’s Current: UK man previously convicted of killing two female partners pleads guilty to murdering a third woman

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  • In London, Theodore Johnson has pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of his ex-girlfriend Angela Best. Best is the third woman Johnson has been convicted of killing. He has two previous manslaughter convictions: one for pushing his wife, Yvonne Johnson over a balcony in 1981; and another for strangling his partner Yvonne Bennett in 1993.
  • Brazilian women are speaking out about their experiences accessing illegal abortion
  • Starting January 15, women in British Columbia will be able to access British Mifegymiso free of charge. Currently the pill, which can be used to terminate a pregnancy in the first nine weeks, costs about $300.
  • Prosecutors in LA are reviewing criminal cases against Harvey Weinstein and James Toback.
  • Andrew Berry has been charged with murdering his two daughters — Chloe, six and Aubrey, four — whose bodies were found on Christmas Day in Oak Bay, B.C.
Lisa Steacy
Lisa Steacy

Lisa Steacy is an Assistant Editor at Feminist Current. She has a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. However, the women she met in her five years as a frontline worker and collective member with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter deserve almost all of the credit for her feminist education. She lives in Vancouver with her partner and their cats.

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