What’s Current: Trump to officially endorse anti-abortion protest

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  • Donald Trump is scheduled to give an official endorsement to anti-abortion demonstrators on Friday at the annual “March for Life” in Washington. He will be the first president in 45 years to make a public appearance.
  • Over 100 victims of Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics national team physician, are delivering their impact statements at his sentencing hearing. After the third day of testimony, he wrote a six-page letter to the judge saying, among other things, “I’m very concerned about my ability to be able to face witnesses this next four days mentally.” Judge Rosemary Aquilina responded by saying, “You may find it harsh that you are here listening, but nothing is as harsh as what your victims endured for thousands of hours at your hands.
  • Yesterday, Dylan Farrow gave her first on camera interview detailing Woody Allen’s abuse.
  • Nice Leng’ete ran away to avoid female genital mutilation in Kenya when she was eight years old. Since then, her advocacy has helped prevent the genital mutilation of thousands of other girls.
  • Philadelphia prosecutors are asking to call an additional 19 women at Bill Cosby’s retrial for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand in order to demonstrate a pattern of “prior bad acts.”
  • Must watch: Samantha Bee on Aziz Ansari and the #MeToo backlash.
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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