Arise Daily News Digest 2-18-2012

HUNTSVILLE TIMES - Alabama Supreme Court justice blasts U.S. abortion law.

AL.COM - States attack 'Obamacare' with birth control bills.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Rep. Spencer Bachus starts legal defense fund.

HUNTSVILLE TIMES - Alabama House delegation, including Rep. Mo Brooks, votes against leadership on payroll tax bill.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Alabama lawmakers discuss boards of trustees for UAB and UAH, Sen. Jabo Waggoner says.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Alabama tornadoes: State vows to bridge shortfall in school reconstruction funding.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Officials: Hospitals not asked to affirm patients' citizenship.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Commissioner cancels meeting to discuss mental health changes.

GADSDEN TIMES - Alabama senator files bill to clarify teacher gifts.

ANNISTON STARThe Anniston Star: HB56’s video review: Short clips put added perspective on illegal-immigration law.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 'Justice is served': Jury returns more than $1M sexual harassment verdict against Alabama State University.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Gambling corruption trial: Prosecutor plays 'aborigine' tape.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Mardi Gras means fat business for Gulf.

DOTHAN EAGLE - On tape, angry Milton McGregor lashes out at Bob Riley.

WASHINGTON POST - Surge in temp workers reflects fundamental change in American workplace.

WASHINGTON POST - Obama campaign turns attention to Santorum.

WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Craig Bowron:  Our unrealistic attitudes about death, through a doctor’s eyes.

WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Bob Reiss:  How health-care costs are taxing the middle class.

NEW YORK TIMES - For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Charles Blow:  Santorum’s Gospel of Inequality

LOS ANGELES TIMES - Gulf spill oil well investor to pay record fine.