Your Nightly Need to Know 1/23/13

zahorairaq1More abortion restrictions are at the top of TX Gov. Rick Perry’s legislative agenda. (Burnt Orange Report)

Alabama legislators aim to tighten abortion restrictions. (Tuscaloosa News)

Montana House endorses plan to criminalize killing a fetus. (NBC Montana)

Iowa House GOP will renew effort to ban abortion funding due to rape, incest, fetal problems. (The Republic)

Virginia GOP lawmaker compares abortion to the Holocaust. (Huffington Post)

California lawmaker wants to expand abortion access. (LA Times)

Talking about abortion in the religious South. (Salon)

Washington state insurance commissioner says state needs to pass Reproductive Parity Act. (Bellingham Herald)

What economics can (and can’t) tell us about the legacy of legal abortion. (The Atlantic)

Catholic leaders challenge “pro-life” politicians to oppose gun violence. (Think Progress)

The Pentagon lifts the ban on women serving in combat roles. (New York Times)

Democrats renew push for VAWA. (The Hill)

Fifty years later, women are still paid less. (York Daily Record)

Report on brutal gang rape condemns India’s treatment of women. (New York Times)

The Feminine Mystique at 50. (New York Times)

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