“This is an attempt to intimidate women taking part in public debate and trade unionism. It should be condemned unreservedly.” @M_Star_Online Women must be free to attend any political meetings including both @Womans_Place_UK & #WeNeedToTalk events. https://t.co/bIDG4NPccO
— Eleanor Hill (@artefactoid) March 20, 2018
- Paula Lamont, a female trade union official, was hounded off her own union’s picket line on International Women’s Day by protestors not affiliated with the union. The mob surrounded her to shout that she was a “TERF,” apparently for attending an event held by A Woman’s Place UK to discuss gender identity ideology and legislation, and included Tara Flik Wood, a trans-identified male who is facing charges over assaulting Maria MacLachlan at a previous feminist gathering.
- Polish women are protesting a law favored by Catholic bishops that would further restrict abortion access if a fetus is diagnosed with a congenital defect.
- Three US states are advancing abortion restrictions that may lead to new federal court challenges, with Mississippi’s governor signing a ban on pregnancy terminations after 15 weeks gestation, Iowa legislators considering a “heartbeat” bill that could shut down the University of Iowa’s obstetrics and gynecology residency, and Ohio state legislators bring forward a total abortion ban without exceptions.
- The governor of Idaho has signed a bill compelling abortion providers to tell patients that drug-induced abortions can be reversed, a belief for which there’s no medical evidence.
- Two women have filed police reports with the Los Angeles Police Department, accusing actor Steven Seagal of rape and sexual assault.