ARIZONA: “A bill that would let more Arizona employers drop coverage for birth control drugs stalled Monday in the state Senate because of increasing opposition from women who feared they would have to reveal private health information to employers,” the New York Daily News writes.
VIRGINIA: A Quinnipiac poll shows a majority of voters still approve of the job Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (and veepstakes contender) is doing by a 53%-42% margin, but that represents a 25-point shift from last month, when it was 58%-24%. The drop for McDonnell is a shift by women. They gave him a 49%-34% approval this month, down from 54%-25% last month.
The state legislature is under water with just a 38%-47% approval. Quinnipiac writes, “Virginia voters disagree 52 - 41 percent with a new law that requires women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound examination at least 24 hours before the procedure. Voters say 72 - 21 percent that government should not make laws which try to convince women seeking an abortion to change their minds. Voters also prefer 53 - 40 percent Virginia's old law which limited an individual's handgun purchases to one per month, over the new law which has no limits.”