What’s Current: Colombia decriminalizes abortion

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  • Colombia’s top court rules abortion is no longer a crime, expanding access to abortion until 24 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Five Native American women have gone missing or been murdered along California’s isolated Lost Coast in the past 18 months, leading the Yurok Tribe to issue an emergency declaration.
  • Investigative journalist Rana Ayyub accuses India’s ruling party of harassing her for criticizing the government, prompting UN experts to urge Indian authorities to investigate the “relentless” and “misogynistic” social media attacks.
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison publicly backs a “save women’s sports” bill that will allow women’s athletic organizations in Australia to remain single-sex.
  • Social media app Yubo, known as “Tinder for teens,” is found to have unchecked sexual harassment, racism, and bullying. An undercover Sunday Times journalist who posed as a 15-year-old girl on the app reports she was met “a slew” of abusive content.
Meghan McCarty

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