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Washington State to Require Abortion Coverage With Insurance

Anonymous16125 Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 12:20 PM
If abortion is a right, then me not having to pay for it is too.
TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 12:53 PM

since government funds have been illegal to use for abortions since 1977, MORON.

"In 1977 Congress passed the Hyde Amendment which put limitations on Medicaid coverage of abortion, allowing it only in the cases of rape, incest, or if the mother's life was physically endangered. Over the years, those two exceptions were eliminated.

In 1979, abortions performed if a mother's life was endangered were no longer allowed, and in 1981 abortions performed due to rape and/or incest were denied."

WHY are CONS so friggin ignorant?
All residents of Washington State may soon be forced to subsidize abortion coverage for their fellow residents if a NARAL-backed piece of legislation passes the state legislature. The "Reproductive Parity Act" would force all insurance companies that offer maternity care - which is legally required in Washington - to also provide abortions.

At present, all major insurers in Washington state cover abortions, and Cody, the bill's sponsor, said she knows of no carrier with plans to change. Insurers new to Washington state on its exchange may be tempted to adopt different policies, she said.

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