Hot News Stories (3/6/13)

The Hill (Washington, DC)
A group of House Republicans said Tuesday that a bill to fund the federal government should include provisions targeting the contraception mandate in President Obama’s healthcare law. 

The Huffington Post
(USA)
A bill making it harder for couples to divorce was approved by an Iowa state House subcommittee on Monday, with the Republican sponsor arguing it is necessary to prevent young girls from being more “promiscuous.”

The Journal-Constitution
(Little Rock, AK)
The anti-choice Arkansas Senate voted Tuesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of legislation that would ban most abortions from the 12th week of pregnancy onward and give the state the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

The Clarion-Ledger
(Jackson, MS)
Anti-choice activists in Mississippi are pushing for another personhood ballot initiative that would outlaw all abortion, coming less than two years after the majority of voters in the conservative state rejected a nearly identical proposal.

The Texas Tribune
 (Houston, TX)
Anti-choice Texas Gov. Rick Perry threw his support behind a so-called “fetal pain” bill filed Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, despite the dubious science behind such claims.  

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