Supreme Court conservatives appear willing to gut abortion rights

Supreme Court conservatives appear willing to gut abortion rights

Liberal justices warn against overturning precedentsMississippi law bans abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancyBiden lawyer urges against “contraction” of rightsWASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled a willingness to dramatically curtail abortion rights in America and perhaps overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized the procedure … Read more

Abortion rights at stake in historic Supreme Court arguments

Abortion rights at stake in historic Supreme Court arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end a pregnancy.The justices on Wednesday will weigh whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 Roe … Read more

Biden raises human rights, Xi warns of Taiwan ‘red line’ in three hour talk

Biden raises human rights, Xi warns of Taiwan 'red line' in three hour talk

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Nov 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden pressed his Chinese counterpart on Beijing’s human rights practices, in an over three-hour call on Monday, while Xi Jinping warned that China would respond to provocations on Taiwan, officials said.The closely watched conversation between the leaders of the world’s biggest economies was described by both sides … Read more

‘You make money by finding men’: DR Congo’s gold rush sex trade | Women’s Rights

‘You make money by finding men’: DR Congo’s gold rush sex trade | Women's Rights

Listen to this story: Luhihi, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Deborah* walks down a mud alley between houses cobbled together with plywood and sheets of tarpaulin. On the corner, fuzzy beats emanate from a tin-roofed nightclub. It is only 2pm but drunk men are already hovering at the door, necking beers and milky glasses … Read more