Latest Women's rights News

Some Republicans are voicing doubt over Alabama IVF ruling. Democrats see an opportunity

Feb. 23, 2024 09:33 AM EST

Some Republicans joined Democrats in expressing alarm over a ruling this week by the Alabama Supreme Court that jeopardized future access to in vitro fertilization, giving allies of President Joe Biden new fuel for their efforts to center abortion access in the presidential election. ...

DeSantis calls takeover of Disney government a 'success' despite worker exodus, litigation

Feb. 22, 2024 14:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost a year after state lawmakers passed a law giving Florida’s governor control over Walt Disney World’s governing district, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday called the takeover a success, despite an exodus of workers, ongoing litigation and scandal surrounding one of his...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Feb. 15, 2024 07:19 AM EST

Charleston Gazette-Mail. February 13, 2024. Editorial: Insidious ‘women’s rights’ bill is nothing new Several of West Virginia’s conservative lawmakers would really like it if they could set back the advancement of LGBTQ rights under the guise of equality...

A West Virginia 'Women's Bill of Rights' is an effort to suppress transgender people, critics say

Feb. 08, 2024 11:48 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legislation in West Virginia to narrow the definitions of gender would give women no further rights and is a way for Republicans to suppress transgender people, speakers at a public hearing said Thursday. Dozens of speakers condemned the “Women’s Bill...

Donald Trump deploys his oft-used playbook against women who bother him. For now, it's Nikki Haley

Feb. 06, 2024 00:08 AM EST

MAULDIN, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Clinton. Nancy Pelosi. Kamala Harris. Liz Cheney. Carly Fiorina. And for now, Nikki Haley. The former South Carolina governor is the latest in a long line of women — historically some of Republican Donald Trump's most stubborn challengers — for...

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Jannik Sinner and others set for Saudi Arabia exhibition

Feb. 05, 2024 17:07 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz and new Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner are slated to participate in an exhibition event in Saudi Arabia in October, the kingdom's latest move into tennis. Daniil Medvedev and Holger Rune are the other...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 05, 2024 14:38 PM EST

Houston Chronicle. February 4, 2024. Editorial: Border chaos reigns — in Washington — as bipartisan deal is blocked by Trump How serious is the chaos at our southern border? Charles Eugene “Chip” Roy, the excitable Republican who represents a...

US porn actor who advocates for Palestinians visits Iran on trip unacknowledged by Tehran

Feb. 05, 2024 08:28 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An American porn actor who has advocated for Palestinians online during Israel's war on Hamas traveled to Iran and visited the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, which was abandoned after the 1979 hostage crisis. The visit by Whitney Wright as Iran imprisons Nobel...

Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize end Wednesday. Not all of them are secret

Jan. 31, 2024 08:55 AM EST

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — The doors close Wednesday on nominations for the 2024 Nobel Peace Prize, with peace activists connected to the wars in Gaza and Ukraine among the known entries. The Norwegian Nobel Committee keeps the nominations secret, but those with nomination rights...

Ambassador responds to call by Evert and Navratilova to keep women's tennis out of Saudi Arabia

Jan. 30, 2024 18:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States said Hall of Famers Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova relied on “outdated stereotypes and western-centric views of our culture” in urging the women's tennis tour to avoid holding its season-ending tournament in the kingdom. ...