Skip to comments.Washington State could require abortion coverage
Posted on 02/27/2012 6:45:27 PM PST by DeaconBenjaminEdited on 02/27/2012 7:22:09 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
OLYMPIA, Wash. At a time when many states are making it harder for women to get abortions, Washington state appears headed in the opposite direction.
Fifteen states have passed laws restricting insurers from covering abortions and 12 others are considering similar measures. By contrast, a bill that has passed Washington's House and is working its way through the Senate would make the state the first to require all health insurance plans under its jurisdiction - except those claiming a conscience-based exemption - to include abortion coverage.
Santorum will take this head on Wednesday!