What’s Current: Thousands gather across America to protest Texas abortion ban

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  • Thousands of demonstrators in cities across the U.S. gathered on Saturday for the fifth Women’s March. The nationwide protests demand better reproductive rights, including access to abortion.
  • None of the 26 female candidates in Qatar’s first legislative elections were chosen by voters to run for office, Reuters reports.
  • Rising anti-feminist sentiment in South Korea has caused more than 20 businesses and government organizations to remove what some see as feminist symbols from their products after mounting pressure from male consumers, CNN reports.
  • The International Chess Federation is under fire from female chess players after announcing a breast implant manufacturer will sponsor women’s chess events.
  • A panel investigating abuse within the church finds thousands of pedophiles have operated within the French Catholic Church since 1950.
Meghan McCarty

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