This would severely restrict the availability of private insurance coverage for abortion. Effectively denying millions of women the right to coverage for a legal medical procedure. It does suggest however that women could purchase a special “Rider” in addition to their regular insurance in order to have coverage for abortion care. How does it make the first bit of sense, to ask women to buy separate coverage to plan for an unplanned pregnancy? It doesn’t, no more so than telling men they have to buy a separate policy to obtain medication for erectile dysfunction.
You have to love Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Ca.) for cutting lose on all those nay-saying Senators on the Senate floor yesterday. Have a look:
Bottom line is these anti-choice people are perfectly entitled NOT to have an abortion if they so “choose”. But they absolutely do not have the right to deny that same right of choice to anyone else. Nor should they be able to deny access to medical coverage for a perfectly legal procedure to anyone else. They claim they don’t want “Their Tax Dollars” to pay for something they believe is wrong. Well, I don’t want my tax dollars to pay for war either, but they do.
Abortion has been legal for 36 years, and no that is never going to change. Women will never go back to the back alleys with whatever god-awful things they had to go through at the time. Any more then these crusty old male senators will give up their prescriptions of Viargra and go back to just wondering “limply” along wishing they could still get an erection. (Not as easy as it used to be, is it boys?)
I say keep your religious issues whatever they may be to yourself. No “religious opinion” has any business meddling in the laws of the land, in government policy and for damn sure has no business meddling in the lives of others. If you don’t want anyone telling you how to pray or who you can or cannot pray to and you expect to have your rights respected, then you have no right to disrespect anyone else's rights by telling them how they can or cannot live or what they can or cannot do. Other people’s lives are not your friggin business, regardless of your religious beliefs.