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Your Nightly Need to Know 5/17/12

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It’s comes down to this: the Republican party doesn’t trust America’s women. (Slate)

The House has betrayed immigrant women with its approval of the revised VAWA bill. (Daily Beast)

Speaking of the House, they’ve added an amendment that would restrict abortion services for immigration detainees to the Homeland Security bill. (National Partnership)

A movie comparing abortion to the Holocaust was “accidentally” distributed at a Oklahoma high school. (KOKI Fox 23)

The battle over abortion rights in D.C. rages on. (Washington Examiner)

What Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton would have said, had she been allowed to testify during D.C. abortion hearings. (DCist)

New Hampshire House attempt at banning abortions after 20 weeks fails. (NH NPR)

Ohio Republicans move forward with plans to defund Planned Parenthood. (Raw Story/ABL)

Why the attacks on Planned Parenthood are a threat to the health of every American woman. (Scientific American)

This is why local elections matter. (AlterNet)

New Hampshire Republicans are determined to turn their state into the Arizona of the East Coast. (Addicting Info)

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards explains why Mitt Romney is no friend to women. (CNN)