- Joyce Ann McCauley-Benner, Speaker, Feminists for Life of America
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Topic: Joyce was raped at 20 while she was working her way through college and chose not to abort, not knowing if her unborn son was the result of her rape or her relationship. Joyce has worked against sex trafficking and on a racial justice task force, and is a student parent. She also presents an international social justice speech “Slaves Among Us: Women and Children Enslaved Today,” which draws upon her work against sex trafficking, and she also moderates FFL Pregnancy Resource ForumsSM on campus.
In Japan, an investigation is underway after 21-year-old Jin Mimae allegedly snuck his 18-year-old girlfriend two separate doses of Mifepristone, the first of the two-drug chemical abortion regimen. This drug kills the preborn child by blocking progesterone, a necessary pregnancy hormone. The child’s mother was about 5 weeks along and, unsurprisingly, became sick after being unknowingly drugged. The abortion attempt succeeded in October 2020. Tokyo Reporter wrote: Upon his arrest on suspicion of attempted abortion without consent on February 22, Mimae admitted to the allegations. “I didn’t want to marry her,” the suspect was quoted by police. “Because of