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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 09:02 PM

Texas Set To Restrict Insurance Coverage For Abortion

Source: Talking Points Memo

By WILL WEISSERT and DAVID CRARY Published AUGUST 12, 2017 7:17 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature is poised to restrict insurance coverage for abortions over the objections of opponents who say doing so could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of rape and incest.

A bill requiring women to purchase extra insurance to cover abortions except amid medical emergencies already cleared the state House after hours of emotional debate. The Texas Senate could approve it Saturday night, sending the restrictions to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to be signed into law.

State lawmakers debated other bills limiting insurance coverage for abortion during Texas’ regular legislative session that ended in May, but Abbott called a special session and revived the issue.

Ten states already have laws restricting insurance coverage of abortion in all private insurance plans: Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah. All make exceptions if the mother’s life is endangered; only Indiana and Utah also make exceptions for rape and incest.

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This is just remarkable, that these ass**** can just pass legislation to violate the principles of privacy


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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 09:35 PM

1. How is it they can control what a business sells to an individual?

Not sure I understand how that is legal. Like telling a store they can't serve unmarried pregnant women. That would be illegal.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 10:25 PM

2. This is why a lawsuit needs to be filed this is just remarkable.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 11:28 PM

6. That was the right wing argument against the ACA

How can you tell a company that they can't sell insurance policies except if they include things some people don't want to buy.

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Response to Yupster (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 07:47 AM

7. Difference is...the ins. cos. didn't HAVE to sell anything in particular.

That was ONLY if they wanted to participate in the program that offers federal government subsidies. They were, and are, allowed to sell anything they want, whether ACA-compliant or not.

In this case, this is a STATE. The state does not have a health ins. program or contribute to it. It contributes to Medicaid, but that's not what this is.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 08:57 AM

9. Then in Georgia, they have this ass**** running around:

https://thinkprogress.org/gop-congressman-rape-kits-will-be-tested-except-in-sanctuary-cities-70f267411aa5/

The country has republicans that think in essence that if you has a person / human being live in sanctuary cities and get raped, it's your own fault.

I just wonder if this zippy ass**** would same the same thing, if it was his wife or daughter.....................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 14, 2017, 06:28 AM

12. Not sure what that has to do with ins. cos. nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 10:33 PM

3. What's next, chastity belts required for all women?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 10:40 PM

4. This is just maddening, and just think the courts are going to be packed with more

right wing ass**** siding with Pence and the other sexual predator getting through the senate confirmation process to enforce this stuff, because you know a lawsuit is coming, another one and that right wing court has done a lot of damage, when this is seen from the long term


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Response to turbinetree (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 10:45 PM

5. It all comes down to controlling women, plain and simple.

Meanwhile, how many women did you see committing acts of violence today in VA? It is always about keeping us barefoot and pregnant (for over two thousand years).

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 08:35 AM

8. really doesn't surprise me because

look at how the people in that state vote. and are they going to vote them out I doubt it

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:08 AM

10. Is it 'free market solutions' or just big gov't intruding into our lives?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:51 AM

11. Republicans let the 3 Insurance Corporations OWN & self-regulate- Americans health care.

Fuck you Republican party!

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