Saudi Arabia: Doctor Sentenced to Life for Performing Abortions
An unidentified Lebanese doctor was sentenced to life in prison for performing abortions in Saudi Arabia, according to the al-Eqtissadiyah newspaper.
The doctor had already been jailed 12 years and had faced repeated interrogations about his alleged performance of abortions on single women. Abortion is illegal in Saudi Arabia except for in a few circumstances, such as when a pregnant woman's life is threatened by a pregnancy.
8/26/2015 Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time - The fight for gender equality is making slow but notable progress in Saudi Arabia, where women will be allowed to vote for the first time in upcoming December elections.
This shift in Saudi law came in 2011, when a royal decree announced that women would be allowed to vote and run in local elections beginning in December of 2015. . . .
8/25/2015 Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage - Old Dominion University (ODU) in Virginia is receiving national attention for a fraternity's vulgar and offensive signs that were on display as first-year students moved into their dorms.
The signs, which were hung on fraternity Sigma Nu and displayed derogatory messages for incoming female students- and their mothers- have since been removed, and the University has promised disciplinary action. . . .