Hot News Stories (2/8/13)

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI)
A bill that would have required Michigan women to undergo vaginal ultrasound examinations before they get abortions won’t continue through the House, the chamber’s Republican speaker said Thursday.

The Huffington Post
 (USA)
North Dakota state senators passed a Personhood initiative on Thursday that would amend the state’s constitution to give legal rights and protections to human embryos. 

San Francisco Chronicle
(San Francisco, CA)
A measure to require most insurers in Washington state to cover abortions will receive a hearing this week, setting up a discussion on a measure that had been thrown into limbo a day earlier by another key senator.

Arkansas Business
(Little Rock, AR)
The Arkansas Senate has passed a bill to ban insurers participating in an exchange created under the federal health care law from covering abortions. 

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