"Senate Defeats GOP Bill Seeking to Reverse Obama Mandate for Coverage of Birth Control Costs"
The Senate has defeated an effort by Republicans that would allow employers and insurers to opt out of portions of the president's health care policy that they found morally objectionable. Check out the story at the Star Tribune or feministing.com.
"Virginia Rolls Ultrasound a Bill Foward"
Virginia's vaginal probe ultrasound bill passed the Senate 21-19. A few adjustments have been made; the vaginal probe requirement is gone and an exception for cases of rape and incest was added. Read more at The Maddow Blog.
"Nebraska Legislature Considers Justifiable Homicide of Abortion Doctors"
The Nebraska legislature recently heard a bill that would give a pregnant woman the right to use deadly force in the defense of her fetus as well as allowing a third party the right to use deadly force to protect a fetus. This bill is similiar to the South Dakota justifiable homicide bill that was introduced last session. For further information visit RH Reality Check.
"Limbaugh Doubles Down on Sexist Attack Against Sandra Fluke, Demands She Post Sex Tapes Online"
At a contraception hearing this week, Sandra Fluke was not allowed to testify. Rush Limbaugh proceeded to call her a "prostitute" and "slut." He also claimed that if women want to have contraception covered they should be required to post their sex tapes online. Read the story at Think Progress. Also check out a video compiliation of his comments at Media Matters.