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Today Think Progress published an article titled “Virginia GOP Nominee For Attorney General Would Force Women To Report Their Miscarriages To Police.”
The article’s author Ian Millhiser writes:
If a woman in Virginia has a miscarriage without a doctor present, they must report it within 24 hours to the police or risk going to jail for a full year. At least, that’s what would have happened if a bill introduced by Virginia state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R) had become law.
And yet, the Virginia Republican Party wants to make Obenshain into the state’s top prosecutor. This weekend, Virginia Republicans selected Obenshain as their nominee to replace tea party stalwart Ken Cuccinelli (R) as the state’s attorney general.
Here’s a little reminder of Virginia’s past women’s rights record …
Today Al Jazeera published an article titled “Police raid Ugandan newspaper office.”
The article reads:
Police in Uganda have forcibly entered the offices of a semi-independent newspaper to search for evidence against an army general who questioned the president’s alleged plan to have his son succeed him.
The Daily Monitor’s political editor, Henry Ochieng, said about 50 plainclothes police entered the paper’s premises in the capital, Kampala, on Monday.
The raid comes amid a heated public debate about a letter sent by General David Sejusa to the Internal Security Organisation asking for a probe into reports that there were plans to assassinate officers opposed to President Yoweri Museveni’s son succeeding him.
IN OTHER NEWS
Today The Raw Story published an article titled “Report: More than 85,000 veterans treated for injuries involving sexual abuse.”
The article’s author Arturo Garcia writes:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates more than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or sickness related to sexual abuse, the Associated Press reported on Monday.
The VA also said in figures released to the AP that 1 in 5 female veterans and 1 in 100 male veterans reported suffering sexual trauma during their service careers. The department defines military sexual trauma as “any sexual activity where you are involved against your will.”
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