A state senate committee in Georgia approved a bill that would ban many health insurance plans from covering abortion care except in a narrowly defined “medical emergency.”
The bill passed the state senate on a tie-breaking vote from the lieutenant governor, while a bill repealing a ban on insurance coverage for abortion failed.
Virginia legislators vote Tuesday on whether to repeal the harmful, medically unnecessary law that requires women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion and a mean-spirited ban that outlaws abortion coverage in plans sold in the federally facilitated marketplace.
If the Reproductive Parity Act is signed into law, the state would be the first in the nation to mandate that private health insurance plans cover abortion.
A senate bill could target doctors for anti-choice protests, while a house bill would ban private insurance coverage of abortion.
A state court issues a landmark decision for transgender rights, while the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology lifts its ban on treating men.
Twenty-three states have passed laws barring abortion coverage from insurance plans within state health exchanges. What has largely gone unnoticed is that many of these policies emanate from Americans United for Life, a little-known group that regularly has access to conservative lawmakers at the annual ALEC conferences.
Let’s go behind the statistics—behind the political rhetoric—to talk about the real impact of restrictions on abortion and bans on coverage.
Anti-choice advocates and lobbyists are calling the slight decrease in the number of abortions performed in Pennsylvania in 2012 “good news for women.” Is it really?
HB 351 would prohibit insurance policies from covering abortions except in the case of ectopic pregnancies, and could effectively ban coverage of birth control pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and emergency contraception.