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Trump Administration to Threaten California Over Abortion-Coverage Requirement
Wall Street Journal ^ | January 24, 2020 | Stephanie Armour

Posted on 01/24/2020 6:05:57 AM PST by karpov

The Trump administration is planning on Friday to announce action against California over its requirement insurers cover abortions, according to two sources familiar with the planning.

The administration is expected to say that California’s requirement violates a federal law banning government entities that get federal money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from discriminating against health-care organizations because they don’t provide abortion or abortion coverage, the two people said. Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has said states could be stripped of federal funding if they violate amendments that protect abortion opponents.

California’s requirement that private health insurance policies include abortion coverage was already challenged by the Catholic mission, the Missionary Guadalupanas of the Holy Spirit. A three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeals in August dismissed their lawsuit.

The action is likely to rattle leaders in at least six states, including Oregon, New York and Washington, that also require abortion coverage in private health plans. Oregon Right to Life this month said it had filed a suit against Oregon’s law, which was passed in 2017. A complaint against the abortion-coverage requirement in Illinois was filed in October on behalf of the Thomas More Society, an antiabortion legal group.

A spokeswoman with the California attorney general’s office didn’t return a call and email seeking comment.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: abortion; prolife

1 posted on 01/24/2020 6:05:57 AM PST by karpov
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To: karpov

Did you people not read Animal Farm? The enlightened ones of the Democrat Fascist Party do not have to obey any laws. Their ideological agenda is far too important to be constrained by petite bourgeoisie ideas like “rule of law”


2 posted on 01/24/2020 6:12:10 AM PST by MNJohnnie (They would have abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: karpov

Hey hey, ho ho,
tariffs for California.

3 posted on 01/24/2020 6:14:00 AM PST by ryderann
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To: karpov

TRUMP IS A MACHINE!! Thank GOD for DJT! Any other pube would have caved long ago! At this moment in time, we are blessed!

4 posted on 01/24/2020 6:21:26 AM PST by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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To: ryderann
Ho Ho, Hey Hey
Tarrifs for CalifornIA

or for the multiculturally sensitive

Jo Jo, Jey Jey
Tarreefs fo CalifornIA

5 posted on 01/24/2020 6:21:58 AM PST by D Rider
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To: karpov

Since when is healthcare meant to cover 100% proven and avoidable consequential choice. Why should taxpayers pay for irresponsible sexual
activities of idiots?

6 posted on 01/24/2020 6:37:26 AM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: D Rider

Good one!

7 posted on 01/24/2020 6:38:22 AM PST by ryderann
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