What’s Current: Child rape victim in Paraguay, where abortion is illegal, dies during childbirth

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • A 14-year-old girl who became pregnant through rape has died in childbirth in Paraguay, a country that disallows abortion under any circumstances except a risk to the mother’s life.
  • A 16-year-old Maryland girl, who was shot at her high school by a boy she’d broken up with, will be taken off life support and is expected to die.
  • Polish women are having to travel to Germany to receive abortion care.
  • Dr. Alice Han, an OB/GYN, writes that violence against women and girls is a global pandemic that is often ignored by health professionals.
  • UK councils have cut women’s refuge funding by £7 million since 2010.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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