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Texas Senate OKs Restricting Insurance Coverage for Abortion

posted on August 14, 2017

The Associated Press’s Will Weissert and David Crary report, “The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of rape and incest.” After a final vote on Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign the plan into law, which will require women to purchase additional abortion insurance, except in cases of medical emergency. Sen. Sylvia Garcia, a Democrat from Houston, said, “No woman plans to have an abortion and certainly no woman can plan to be raped, no woman can plan to be attacked by someone she knows in her own family.”

Read at The Associated Press