What’s Current: New Zealand passes landmark law decriminalizing abortion

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  • Abortion is no longer classified as a crime in New Zealand. Parliamentary lawmakers passed the Abortion Legislation Bill, which removes the medical procedure from classification as a criminal offense.
  • A Kazakhstan court has convicted two women’s rights activists of “petty hooliganism” due to their participation in a peaceful protest on International Women’s Day.
  • British television and radio presenter Jonathan Ross is being accused of transphobia after tweeting support to Graham Linehan, a writer and comedian who publicly questions the transgender movement.
  • Five men are facing a possible life sentence for the sex trafficking of women and girls from Mexico to New York, where they were forced into prostitution and subject to beatings, threats, and forced abortions, according to court reports.
  • The Crown is appealing the acquittal of a Calgary man who the court heard was high on magic mushrooms when he broke into a professor’s house naked and assaulted her.
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.

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