Your Nightly Need to Know 1/28/13

Wyoming legislative committee votes down proposed “heartbeat” bill. (NECN)

Colorado Democrats defeat “fetal personhood” bill. (KOAA)

Virginia senate committee kills bill that would have allowed for pre-abortion ultrasounds to be optional. (Tribune Live)

Paul Ryan’s bill would give rapists the right to sue pregnant victims to stop abortions. (All Voices)

Arkansas lawmaker proposes new abortion restriction, would ban abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. (

Revised New Mexico abortion bill would now prosecute abortion providers instead of rape victims. (Jezebel)

Fetal abnormality is the next frontier in abortion law. (Buzzfeed)

Public comment window opens for Virginia’s new abortion clinic regulations. (WTVR)

Where abortion bans lead. (New York Times)

Personhood USA’s unhinged response to study released by National Advocates for Pregnant Women. (RH Reality Check)

The War on Women is political. (Huffington Post)

Ross Douthat on Abortion: A Case of Op-Ed Malpractice. (The Awl)

Is abortion about women? (Salon)

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