Pennsylvania Governor Signs Bill Banning Insurance Coverage for Abortion
Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a ban on insurance coverage of abortion in the new insurance marketplaces set up by the health care law. This bill makes it impossible for Pennsylvanian women to purchase comprehensive insurance coverage that includes abortion in the new exchange — even women whose health may be seriously at risk because of their pregnancy.
Pennsylvania now becomes the 22nd state to prevent women from obtaining the health insurance they need. These laws are dangerous to women and make it clear that abortion opponents are doing everything they can to make abortion unaffordable and interfere with a woman’s ability to make her own health care decisions.
Governor Corbett offered no comment upon approving the bill. But you can comment. If you oppose this ban and think that abortion procedures should be covered by insurance, you can click here and vote in a pennlive poll.
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