What’s Current: Golden State Killer sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole

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  • Joseph James DeAngelo, the former police officer known as the Golden State Killer, is sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for raping more than 50 women and killing 13 people in the 1970s and 80s.
  • Researchers estimate 6.8 million fewer female births will be recorded in India by 2030 due to the prevalence of sex-selective abortions.
  • A Ugandan court rules that the government must prioritize maternal healthcare to ensure that women receive proper care while giving birth. The landmark ruling is the result of a lawsuit over the preventable childbirth deaths of two women in a public health facility.
  • Human Rights Watch reports anti-abortion campaigners in Brazil published the name of a pregnant 10-year-old girl and the hospital where she was set to have an abortion, forcing her to enter the facility hidden in a car trunk.
Meghan McCarty

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