What’s Current: Abortion is now legal in Ireland

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  • 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

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