What’s Current: Tennessee lawmakers pass six-week abortion ban in last-minute vote

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  • Tennessee lawmakers pass one of the most restrictive bans on abortion in the U.S., outlawing the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected at around six weeks.
  • Attorney General William Barr defends a new Idaho law that bans trans-identified male athletes from competing in women’s sports. Barr wrote in a statement of interest: “Allowing biological males to compete in all-female sports is fundamentally unfair to female athletes.”
  • A former Arizona county assessor pleads guilty to running an adoption fraud scheme that involved bringing pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give birth.
  • A video depicting a man abusing his wife has provoked outrage in Kyrgyzstan, as women’s rights campaigners call for urgent reform of domestic violence laws.
Meghan McCarty

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