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Ohio Bill Would Ban Insurance Coverage of Most Abortions and Contraception

Lawsuits by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood challenge the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act, which says that certain preventive health-care services like contraception must be covered without copay or cost sharing.

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.

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No, Obamacare’s Use of the Phrase ‘Unborn Child’ Is Not Hypocrisy

While the controversial new law, which went into effect Thursday, allows insurance companies to offer abortion coverage as an optional rider, it turns out that no companies will offer those riders on the individual market.

Anti-choicers are trying to accuse liberals of hypocrisy because the health insurance exchanges let people know “unborn children” are included in coverage. But the only hypocrites here are people who claim to support life but are trying to demonize attempts to get pregnant women health coverage.

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Minnesota House Votes to End Coverage of Safe Abortion Care for Low-Income Women

Minnesota capitol.

Anti-choice activists are trying to eliminate the right to choose, and are willing to destroy the state health care exchange in the process.

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Arkansas Heartbeat Ban Likely to Pass, Even Without Governor’s Support

Senator Jason Rapert.

Rapert knows his heartbeat ban is constitutionally sound. He just can’t tell you who told him so.

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Georgia State Senator Wants to Ban Abortion Coverage for State Employees

Senator Judson Hill.

Georgia wants to join the flood of states trying to force women to give birth by making abortion unaffordable.

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ACLU Sues Kansas for Ban on Comprehensive Insurance Coverage Including Abortion

Gov. Brownback signs ban on comprehensive insurance coverage of abortion.

Today the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri brought a challenge against my home state’s ban on comprehensive insurance coverage of abortion.  The case was brought on behalf of the ACLU’s members who are losing their abortion coverage as a result of the law – I am one of those members.

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Conservative Activists Split on Dangerous Abortion Bill

For months we’ve said the misleadingly-named No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3) would raise taxes on individuals, families, and small businesses. Grover Norquist agrees.

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Morning Roundup: Nebraska Rejects Insurance Coverage of Abortion for Rape and Incest Victims

A new rectal gel shows promise at reducing transmission of HIV when applied before anal sex, Elton John speaks out against American sex ed, Nebraska lawmakers don’t want rape and incest victims to have access to private insurance-covered abortions, and a condom fashion show at USC.

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