Latest Women's rights News

Jill Biden casts Donald Trump as a threat to women as she opens a tour of battleground states

Mar. 01, 2024 16:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — First lady Jill Biden warned Friday that returning Donald Trump to the White House would threaten women who already have watched the former president’s Supreme Court picks nix a federal right to abortion services. Trump has “spent a lifetime tearing us down and...

Cyndi Lauper inks deal with firm behind ABBA Voyage for new immersive performance project

Feb. 29, 2024 11:32 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Legendary pop icon Cyndi Lauper, who rose to fame in the 1980s with hits such as “Time After Time” and “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” has entered a partnership with the Swedish masterminds behind the immersive virtual concert ABBA Voyage. The partnership...

The Biden campaign is launching a nationwide effort to win the women's vote. Jill Biden will lead it

Feb. 28, 2024 15:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden 's campaign on Wednesday announced it is launching “Women for Biden-Harris,” a new nationwide program to organize and mobilize female voters to give him and Vice President Kamala Harris a second White House term. Biden's wife, Jill, will lead the effort. ...

Committee says 285 people and organizations nominated for the 2024 Nobel Peace Prize

Feb. 28, 2024 10:08 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Wednesday it registered 285 candidates for the 2024 Nobel Peace Prize by the Feb. 1 deadline, down from 2023 when it received 351 valid nominations. The names of the 196 individuals and 89 organizations were not...

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...