Breaking: World Rugby ban Rassie Erasmus for tweets | The Citizen

World Rugby has condemned the social media tweets by SA Rugby director Rassie Erasmus and accordingly banned the 2019 World Cup-winning coach for two matches. This means Erasmus may not take part in any match day activity in relation to the two upcoming Test matches that South Africa will play against Italy on Saturday and … Read more

Lewandowski issued three-match ban after ‘disrespect’ towards ref | The Citizen

Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski has been given three-match ban in La Liga for showing “disrespect” towards a referee, which he will serve when Spanish domestic football resumes after the World Cup. WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo and the awkward handshake The Polish striker was sent off for two bookings against Osasuna on November 8 and made a … Read more

Arizona Just Reinstated a Near-Total Abortion Ban Law From 1864

This story was originally published by Vanity Fair. An Arizona judge ruled on Friday that a near-total abortion ban can once again take effect across the state, with no exceptions for rape or incest. Reproductive health clinics in the Grand Canyon State have come to a screeching halt to stop all abortions, only able to … Read more

White House blasts ‘catastrophic’ Arizona abortion ban ruling | The Citizen

The White House on Saturday blasted a court ruling in Arizona that imposes a near-complete ban on abortions in the southwestern US state as “catastrophic, dangerous and unacceptable.” On Friday, a judge in Arizona’s Pima County had ruled that the stricter ban – first imposed in 1864, before Arizona was a state – must be enforced. “If this decision stands, health care providers would face imprisonment of up to … Read more

Surge in ‘no-fault evictions’ prompts calls to renew UK-wide ban

The number of renting households made homeless because of “no-fault” evictions has surged higher than pre-pandemic levels, sparking fresh calls for the government to ban the practice. Close to 20,000 households in England were made homeless by landlords using section 21 notices in 2021/22, up from almost 9,000 the previous financial year, “alarming” new government … Read more

EU to ban products made using forced labour, risking China anger | The Citizen

The European Union said Wednesday it will ban products made from forced labour as China faces rising criticism that the Uyghur people in the Xinjiang region are being forced into slave labour. The plan by Brussels does not specifically mention China, but will instead focus on all products made from forced labour — including those … Read more

Senator Lindsey Graham Wants a National Abortion Ban After 15 Weeks

This article was originally published by Glamour. South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham proposed a nationwide ban on abortions after 15 weeks, a move that is surprising even to some in his own party. Over the summer the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, essentially kicking the question of legal abortion back to the individual states; … Read more

These Tennessee Teens Got Together to Fight Their State’s Abortion Ban

Lily remembered the sex education she had in high school. “We went over the human body,” Lily said. “We didn’t really learn about anything involving sex. We just learned about sexually transmitted diseases and that’s it.” To Lily, the abstinence-only curriculum doesn’t make sense. Not only does Tennessee have a high teenage pregnancy rate, but … Read more

Trans Youth in Florida May Soon Face a Ban on Transition-Related Care

Florida is set to begin the process of banning gender-affirming healthcare for minors, despite mountains of evidence that such care vastly improves trans children’s quality of life and that its restriction can have dire consequences. Florida’s Board of Medicine voted to begin the process of updating its rules in a public hearing on Friday in … Read more