Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
Abortions already won’t be covered, but one lawmaker wants to be really, really sure.
Connecticut will allow abortion coverage in their state’s federal insurance plan.
Even if the Affordable Care Act stays in place, Republicans already found a way to make women pay more.
The law would be a first in the nation to require insurance coverage of abortion.
Women’s groups are clear: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is critical to women’s health and health care access. From eliminating pre-existing conditions as a way to prohibit coverage to ensuring access to preventive health care, the health reform law is crucial to women’s health. Still, anti-choice Republicans are using it as a way to attack reproductive rights.
Kansas lawmakers propose removing abortion from even private insurance coverage as a movement to remove elective abortions as a benefit starts to gain steam.
What are the real-life effects of the Stupak-Pitts amendment to the House health care bill? An analysis by experts on health law, and reproductive and sexual health issues, shows just how far it goes.
Are anti-choice Democrats fighting health reform in the House over federal funds for abortion coverage or are they crying wolf – again?
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