Your Nightly Need to Know 3/12/13

dntkMissouri House passes bill that would add to health care providers’ opt-outs (Kansas City Star)

Arkansas to Increase ‘Conscience’ Protections, Add Telemed Ban (RH Reality Check)

Okla. House approves 3 abortion-related measures (Houston Chronicle)

Bill Excludes Elective Abortions in State Health Care (Texas Tribune)

Rival Lobby Campaigns Focus on Birth Control Mandate (Roll Call)

Final Hearing On Virginia Abortion Clinic Regulations Draws Strong Opinions (WUSA9)

Portland, ME activist takes first step toward putting abortion consent measure on ballot (Bangor Daily News)

Why Have So Many States Banned Abortions? (ABC News)

Arkansas Abortion Ban Gives Jolt To Anti-Choice Activists (Huffington Post)

Could GOP Bill Prevent Rape Victims From Accessing Emergency Contraception? (Riverfront Times)

What Paul Ryan’s Budget Means for Women (The Nation)

2 Afghan Sisters, Swept Up in a Suicide Wave (NY Times)

Rape Is Not Inevitable: On Zerlina Maxwell, Men and Hope (The Nation)

The Steubenville Defense Will Center on Date Rape Not Existing (Atlantic Wire)

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