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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. β€œThe 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. β€œWe strongly urge you to reconsider this ban and take an important step toward affording Saudi women the rights they deserve.”