What’s Current: Abortion clinics reopen in Kenya after ban is lifted

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  • The Kenyan Ministry of Health has lifted a ban on abortion care at Marie Stopes clinics, after an audit cleared the charity of illegally promoting abortion in radio ads. Seven Kenyan women die every day in the country from botched, illegal abortions.
  • A London, Ontario judge refused to give two men the mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking teen girls out of hotel rooms, agreeing with the defence that the four year sentence would constitute “cruel and unusual punishment.”
  • In a cell phone recording of MMA fighter Arnold Berdon attacking his wife, UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich, Berdon can be heard yelling, “I’m going to murder you. I’m going to f*****g murder you.” However, prosecutors said that charging Berdon with attempted murder would have been an “overreach.”
  • UK prosecutors say they didn’t think any jury would believe that Natalie Connolly had been murdered, because she had a history of enjoying “rough sex.” Her partner, John Broadhurst pled guilty to manslaughter.
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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