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Hungary bans LGBTQ content for kids, El Salvador frees a woman jailed for allegedly having an abortion and more

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Hungary has passed a new law banning LGBTQ content for children, including books, educational materials and advertisements.

  • The law was proposed by far-right prime minister Viktor Orbán, whose nationalist party added it to a separate bill punishing pedophilia to make it harder for lawmakers to vote against.
  • Opposition lawmakers boycotted the vote in protest and only one independent lawmaker voted against it.
  • It is the latest attack on the LGBTQ community in the country, as Orbán’s government has already banned same-sex couples from adopting children and stopped legally recognizing gender changes.

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El Salvador has freed Sara Rogel, a 28-year-old woman who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for having what she said was a miscarriage, after she served nearly a third of her sentence.

  • In 2012, Rogel, who was 22 at the time, had been eight months pregnant when she was sent to the hospital with bleeding wounds that she said had been caused by a fall at home while she was doing housework.
  • She was arrested and accused of having  an abortion and charged with aggravated homicide.
  • Abortion is illegal in all circumstances in El Salvador with no exceptions, even for rape, incest or when the mother’s life is in danger.

Other Women You Should Know About

  • 🇭🇰 Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow has been freed from prison after serving more than six months of a nine month sentence for taking part in an unauthorized protest in 2019.
  • 🇪🇸 Women in Spain are protesting after the body of a six-year-old girl who was kidnapped by her father, along with her one-year-old sister, was found at the bottom of the sea. Police are still searching for Anna’s father and her sister, Olivia.

An order of priests and monks at the Grimbergen Abbey in Belgium, where the Grimbergen beers were first brewed by monks, have started brewing beer again after they discovered a recipe that was thought to be lost more than 220 years ago.

  • The monks recently delved into the abbey’s archives to find the original ingredients and brewing methods dating back to the 12th century, which were thought to be lost when the abbey was burned down by French revolutionaries in 1798.
  • A new microbrewery has been built on the same spot as the original, and the monks are producing the abbey’s first ales in more than two centuries.

More Good News For Your Weekend

  • 🇹🇷 A very loyal dog chased an ambulance all the way to the hospital after it wasn’t allowed on board with its owner 🐶

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