What’s Current: ‘Pandemic poverty’ pushes Indian women into surrogacy

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  • The Times of India reports surrogacy clinics and IVF centers in India are seeing a sharp rise in women seeking to become surrogates or egg donors to make up for lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A statue honoring Indigenous women will replace a statue of Christopher Columbus in Mexico City, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announces.
  • The Japanese government lodges an official complaint with central Berlin authorities after the city decided to display a statue symbolizing Korean “comfort women” for an extra year.
  • The U.S. Justice Department is exploring “all options” to challenge Texas’ recently introduced abortion law, which bans all abortions past six weeks into pregnancy.
  • The New South Wales district court is asked to decide whether genital excision is against the law, in the trial of a body modifier who is accused of genital mutilation and manslaughter.
Meghan McCarty

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