What’s Current: Lawmakers in El Salvador need to overturn abortion ban by May, before a conservative majority takes over

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  • Lawmakers in El Salvador have until May to ease restrictions on the country’s infamously harsh abortion ban, and to allow the procedure when a pregnant woman’s life is at risk or if a minor has been raped.
  • Claudia Craig had to race the clock to avoid miscarrying in a taxi, following the doctor’s office visit where she took the second pill to complete an early medical termination. She’s sharing her story to ask that NHS procedures be changed, in keeping with World Health Organization recommendations, to allow women to complete the procedure at home.
  • A retired lieutenant colonel with the US Marine Corps, Kate Germano, says women need to stop cooperating with the “exceptional woman” dynamic that many fall into while trying to succeed in male-dominated environments.
  • The male producers of the UK news show, Have I Got News For You, claim that women are regularly asked to host the show, but are too modest to accept.
  • Australian Custodial Services are conducting investigations into prison procedures after an incarcerated woman was forced to give birth alone in her cell, and another woman was transported naked in a van while menstruating.
  • Women online describe themselves as male authors do.
Natasha Chart

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