SlutWalk Protest Anticipated In Response: Islamic State bans the pill in Mosul

BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants in Mosul have shut down family planning departments at public hospitals in order to prevent women from using contraceptive pills, the Iraqi Human Rights Ministry said on Monday.

The terror group has also ordered hospital administrators to direct the use of medicine and medical equipment to their wounded members after losses suffered in recent battles, the ministry added.

According to the ministry, IS militants recently lashed a female doctor in the courtyard of one hospital because she wasn’t wearing the niqab, a veil covering most of the face.

h/t Suzanne