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Washington State to Require Abortion Coverage With Insurance

crumbtray Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 5:49 AM
If you ask many nice liberals about insurance coverage for abortion, they'll say, "...of course! Everyone should share the cost for equal access to reproductive services." If you told them that every time they go to the local Whole Foods Market that a portion of their total bill will go toward subsidizing veal so that low income families will have equal access to this particular meat, the'd raise Holy Hell! May God help us all.
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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