Hot News Stories (2/25/13)

Talking Points Memo (USA)
Indiana Republicans are advancing legislation that would require women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound prior to an abortion, the latest in a string of efforts by state GOP lawmakers to actively discourage women from terminating their pregnancies.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
House Republicans last week released their version of the Violence Against Women Act on Friday and are prepared to take it to a floor vote this week. While House Republicans are confident of the effectiveness of their bill, it has not resolved disputed differences with the Senate proposal.

The Virginian-Pilot (Richmond, VA)
Several Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates have urged federal health officials to allow birth control to be sold without a prescription to adults.

KATU News (Olympia, WA)
Setting up what promises to be a contentious reckoning in the Washington state Senate, the House on Friday passed a measure requiring that most insurance carriers in the state cover abortions.

NECN News (Concord, NH)
New Hampshire’s House will again be debating whether women should be required to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

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