What’s Current: Women seeking abortions in Chile are being turned away by doctors

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  • Doctors in Chile are denying women abortions due to a clause in the country’s abortion decriminalization law allowing  doctors to refuse to terminate pregnancies on grounds of “personal conscience.”
  • Nigerian women are leading the country’s fight against polio by volunteering to vaccinate children. NBC News reports:

“To eliminate polio, women — mostly young mothers — have gone door-to-door, slipping drops of polio vaccine under the tongues of as many as 30 million Nigerian children.”

  • The murder of a 15-year-old Romanian girl sparks public outrage after it is revealed that she had called police three times during her kidnapping.
  • An Indian politician has been expelled from the country’s ruling party after a deadly car crash left a woman who accused him of rape in a critical condition.
  • The sixth wife of the ruler of Dubai has applied for a court order to prevent one of her children from being forced into marriage.
Meghan McCarty

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