Aetna, one of the largest insurance companies in Missouri, agreed to pay $4.5 million in fines for violations of state law that include paying for elective abortions and failing to cover certain autism benefits.
A new law in South Dakota bans the practice of so-called sex-selection abortion, while in Indiana two new laws went into effect, banning private insurance coverage of abortion care and mandating that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
A senate bill could target doctors for anti-choice protests, while a house bill would ban private insurance coverage of abortion.
Uncertainties abound over the law’s implementation, whether the riders actually exist, and whether Michigan women currently have adequate coverage for abortion care.
Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.
A new law creates a total ban on private insurance coverage of abortion in the state.
An effort spearheaded by Right to Life of Michigan would require everyone in the state who wants insurance coverage of abortion care to purchase a separate rider. The initiative is proving unpopular with many state residents.
Female senate members learned via letter that they will have to purchase a rider if they want to ensure they can use their insurance if they ever need to terminate a pregnancy.