Anti-Choice Bills Flop; 400 Afghans Held in Jail

Anti-choice bills failed in a number of states this week. The Arizona Senate said no to employers dropping health insurance coverage for birth control, reported the AP, although it may come for a vote again this session. Idaho's state representatives won't pursue the controversial ultrasound abortion bill, NWCN.com reported. An Oklahoma judge has permanently blocked a requirement for women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure, reported MSNBC News. Georgia's House of Representatives rejected the state Senate's altered version of a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, after the Senate included exceptions, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.


Health Reform Applauded; Insurers Bill Women More

On March 23, the second anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act --and right before the constitutionality of the individual mandate goes to the Supreme Court next week --women's organizations were ramping up support and explaining the law to voters. The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health issued a press release explaining how Latinas in particular benefit from the law.