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Washington bill: If insurance pays to help babies, it must also pay to kill them
lsn ^ | Ben Johnson

Posted on 01/31/2013 6:04:33 PM PST by Morgana

OLYMPIA, WA, January 31, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill being considered today in Washington state would force insurance companies that pay for prenatal care to also cover abortion, placing parenthood and termination of the unborn on an equally subsidized footing.

The “Reproductive Parity Act” seeks to assure abortion will be covered under the state insurance exchanges set up by ObamaCare beginning in 2014. The federal health care act allowed states to opt out of such coverage.

“I look forward to the legislature sending the Reproductive Parity Act to my desk, which I will sign,” said Democratic Governor Jay Inslee.

State senator Steve Litzow has offered Republican support, allowing proponents to call it a bipartisan measure.

The bill is strongly supported by Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Legal Voice, the National Organization for Women, the ACLU, and certain liberal clergy members.

The bill did not come up for a vote in 2012 after it was introduced, but the abortion industry did not see that as a complete loss. “We made a huge amount of progress in drawing attention to the abortion access and coverage that women will lose if we don’t take action on this issue,” said Jennifer Allen, Director of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest.

The state's pro-life movement is asking everyone to lobby strongly against the act.

“We need you to pack the hearing in opposition to the bill,” Human Life of Washington warned in an e-mail. “Americans will be forced by their government to pay for the taking of human life in violation of conscience for the first time in the history of our nation.”

In his January 24 column for the Archdiocese of Seattle, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain wrote, “To propose that coverage for abortion be mandated for all state-regulated health care plans is not only utterly indefensible — it is a grave infringement on the rights of conscience of insurers, private employers, churches and individual citizens.”

The first hearing on the bill begins at 8 a.m. Thursday morning before the House Committee on Health Care and Wellness.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortion; prolife; washington
Insurance companies don't pay for prenatal care? Now that is what is wrong with this country.
1 posted on 01/31/2013 6:04:46 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

How disgusting.


2 posted on 01/31/2013 6:08:12 PM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Morgana

It is logic such as this which clearly reveals that the human that would best be terminated is NOT the child.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 6:21:04 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Morgana

This is a sorry state where this message sould be put in a palmcard (index sized) and distributed to every home

Democrats and RINOS
GOD DENIERS AND CONGENITAL LIARS
ARE REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH INCITERS/
FOR FIRST YOUR MONEY THEN YOUR GUNS
AND BE DEFENSELESS WHEN CROOKS COME


4 posted on 01/31/2013 6:24:15 PM PST by mosesdapoet (.Should this former Chicago "Mechanic" go out of retirement ?)
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To: Morgana
Makes as much sense as a woman's right to choose what happens to their body is just like I have a right to choose or - not - choose health care for my body.

What? That's not my right?

Never mind....

5 posted on 01/31/2013 6:26:21 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: DaveTesla
“Reproductive Parity Act”

I have a hard time finding parity between delivering and caring for a child, and ending its life.

6 posted on 01/31/2013 6:30:03 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

That’s exactly what I thought when I read that phrase, Reproductive “Parity” act.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 6:44:01 PM PST by Girlene
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To: USNBandit
"I have a hard time finding parity between delivering and caring for a child, and ending its life."

It's beyond comprehension.

8 posted on 01/31/2013 6:47:14 PM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: DaveTesla

I just told my family about this. My wife and one daughter were aghast. (Jaws open, wided eyed and nooooo!?)

My other daughter: “What? This surprises you?”


9 posted on 01/31/2013 7:42:28 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Morgana

The Sheeple don’t realize how big a section “Euthanasia” will take up as the “Health Care” system “evolves”.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 5:31:49 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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