Thursday, April 29, 2010

States Should Follow Mississippi, Arizona to Cut Health Care Abortion Funding

by Daniel McConchie and Mary Harned
April 28, 2010 Note: Daniel McConchie is Vice President of Government Affairs and Mary Harned is Staff Counsel for Americans United for Life Action, a national pro-life organization that works on legal and legislative matters.

After much debate, the Mississippi House took the important step Saturday of voting for a bill that would prohibit insurance plans in the soon-to-be-created federal health care exchanges from covering abortion.

Some in the media have argued that this is an unnecessary bill and a waste of the legislature’s time. The bill’s opponents say that the state already prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion and that the bill’s proponents are merely grandstanding.

In reality, this is an important and necessary fight. Read more.

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