What’s Current: Argentina legalizes abortion in landmark vote

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  • Argentina became one of the first major countries in Latin America to legalize abortion. The vote passed the Senate 38 in favor and 29 opposed. Previously, the government only allowed abortion in the cases of rape or a health risk to the mother. Women’s rights campaigners predict the ruling may have an impact on other nations in the region.
  • New regulations put forward by the Canadian province of British Columbia will require the disclosure of preferred pronouns in court proceedings.
  • A man in Delhi is accused of blackmailing at least 100 women with faked nude images. The accused stole photos from social media accounts and digitally altered them in order to extort women for money on threat of releasing the images.
  • Scottish feminists succeed in scrapping a hospital policy that effectively eliminated single-sex wards, requiring female patients to be housed with trans-identified males. After considerable backlash, the policy has been ‘indefinitely shelved.’
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.