Senators Ask Saudi King To Lift Ban On Women Drivers

Jason Ukman at Checkpoint Washington reports that a bipartisan coalition of 14 U.S. senators (12 Democrats and 2 Republicans and all of them women) said they will send a letter to Saudi King Abdullah urging him to lift the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia. “The prohibition on women driving motor vehicles, even in cases of emergency, makes it impossible for citizens to exercise a basic human right,” the senators wrote. “We strongly urge you to reconsider this ban and take an important step toward affording Saudi women the rights they deserve.”