What’s Current: Toronto neurosurgeon sentenced to life without parole for killing his wife


Mohammed Shamji and Dr. Elana Fric (Image: Twitter)
  • A Toronto neurosurgeon who murdered his wife two days after she filed for divorce is sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years.
  • Yazidi women previously held as sex slaves by ISIS are barred from returning home with their young children, most of whom were born as a result of rape by ISIS fighters, say Yazidi leaders.
  • The CDC reveals African American, Native American, and Alaska Native women are three times more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than white women. According to CDC principal deputy director Anne Schuchat, “We have the means to identify and close gaps in the care they receive … we can and should do more.”
  • The Alabama state senate floor erupts into chaos after Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth rushed to approve a motion removing rape and incest exceptions from a law that would criminalize all abortions.
  • The Canadian Pediatric Society argues all youth should have confidential access to contraceptives at no cost.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.