Skip to comments.Washington state weighs first-in-the-nation abortion insurance mandate
Posted on 03/25/2013 5:47:06 AM PDT by markomalley
In 1970, Washington became the first -- and remains the only -- state in the country to legalize elective abortions by a popular vote.
A generation later, and 40 years removed from the landmark United States Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling that extended abortion access nationwide, Washington is once again poised to stand out.
With 21 states having adopted bans or severe restrictions on insurance companies from paying for abortions, Washington is alone in seriously considering legislation mandating the opposite.
The Reproductive Parity Act, as supporters call it, would require insurers in Washington state who cover maternity care -- which all insurers must do -- to also pay for abortions.
The bill passed the state House earlier this month by a vote of 53-43, though it faces an uncertain future in the Senate. A similar bill in the New York state Assembly has been introduced each session for over a decade but has never received a public hearing.
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How convenient that there is the potential for a massive volcano eruption near Seattle. Fire, brimstone......
Shame on Washington (again) ping.
If North Dakota outlaws Abortion
Can Washington mandate Abortion?
If it were some faggot/dyke/minority thing, then the ACLU would be all over it, opposing on Equal Protection Grounds.
How about some "men only" Laws? (Other than Support Rules....)????
If the US is about equal rights, how is it that women have a right that men don’t have? Women have a right to decide for themselves when they will become a parent. Even more though, is that women have a right to decide when a man will become a parent. A man never has an after-the-fact opportunity to alter a reproductive decision.
It wouldn't surprise me at all. They are working to take control of both land and water, so why not human life?
Let them pass this bill and watch Catholic colleges, hospitals and other church type organizations in their state close their doors or leave the state.
Not comparing apples to apples, are they? Insurers most certainly do not cover infertility treatment, unless the treatment is secondary to another medical condition.
Not that New York is much (any?) better but MAN I’m glad to be out of that abortion-loving hellhole of Washington. At least people here - even self-described pro-choicers - recognize that abortion is evil and bad.