What’s Current: Abortion is now legal in Ireland

Image:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Today, for the first time, Irish women will be eligible to obtain legal abortion services in their own country.
  • Yesterday, the Israeli Knesset voted to adopt the Nordic Model of prostitution regulation making it the 10th country to do so.
  • Twitter has finally agreed to comply with a court order and remove the account of a rapist photographer who found his victims over social media.
  • Nicole Singh writes about the pain bias in healthcare and the many ways in which women’s complaints are disproportionately dismissed by the male-dominated medical establishment.
  • An Alberta court has convicted a man of raping a woman in Calgary four and a half years ago. The CBC reports:

“Shrivastava’s conviction is believed to be the first under Calgary’s Third Option program, a reporting choice for victims of sexual violence that started in 2011.

The three options are as follows: victims can choose not to report an assault to police, they can choose to report and pursue an investigation right away, or they can have a rape kit done and stored for a year while they decide what they want to do.”

Natasha Chart

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