Once again, we can see where the priorities of Democrats lie, with abortion on demand being one of their top sacraments
(The Blaze) With 21 states having adopted bans or severe restrictions on insurance companies from paying for abortions, Washington is alone in seriously considering legislation mandating the opposite.
The Reproductive Parity Act, as supporters call it, would require insurers in Washington state who cover maternity care – which all insurers must do – to also pay for abortions.
The bill passed the state House earlier this month by a vote of 53-43, though it faces an uncertain future in the Senate. (A similar bill in the New York state Assembly has been introduced each session for over a decade but has never received a public hearing.)
“This is a core value for Washingtonians,” said Melanie Smith, a lobbyist for NARAL Pro-Choice Washington. “We should protect it while we still have it and not leave access to basic health care up to an insurance company.”
Got that? Aborting a baby is considered “basic health care”. If you’ve read my posts for any length of time, you know I rarely ever touch upon the abortion debate, but this is sick. Deranged. People like Smith are exactly the type of people for whom a gun permit should be denied due to mental health concerns. Anyone who thinks that abortion is a basic health concern, and that Someone Else should pay for it because the person is too irresponsible in their sexual liaisons, is crazy.
Now, it should be pointed out that, according to the article, that all major insurance carriers offer abortion in their plans, though few actually use their insurance to get an abortion. However, there are lots of smaller plans which some companies and religious institutions use because their consciences are against the killing of the unborn. They will certainly be forced to carry the coverage, which violates the 1st Amendment, as well as Section 11 of the Washington Constitution.
(Mr. Runner in the story comments) So, the strategy is to kill your future state population, while at the same time making it less attractive for companies to do business in your state by increasing their insurance costs. Sounds like a wonderful strategy (if you are a brain-dead liberal sheep).
Interestingly, it also seems that liberal men are more vocal about pushing abortion than liberal women. I wonder why?