Why Not Treat Insurance for Pregnancy and Abortion the Same?

Today, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 575 with a 21-10 vote. This bill eliminates insurance coverage for abortion through private insurance plans or plans purchased through the federal health care exchange. This it the measure is the first abortion-related bill to pass out of either chamber this #TXLege session.

Eliminating use of insurance to exercise abortion rights
Here is the reasoning for eliminating insurance to be used to exercise abortion rights reasoning for women:

“The bill’s author Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, said its purpose is to prevent people who don’t support abortion from having to pay for the procedure for others. Under the bill, people who want abortion coverage could purchase it as an add-on.

Women can still get abortions, Taylor said “they’ll just have to come up with another means to pay for it other than having all the people across the state of Texas who buy insurance being forced to pay for something they don’t believe in or agree with.” (via The Dallas Morning News)

Solution: Eliminate use of insurance to exercise pregnancy rights
Let’s do it, if it’s really about what Sen Taylor and all the supporters claim it is, then I have solution that will save us all a lot of money! We treat pregnancy rights the same as abortion rights.

I don’t think that people across Texas who feel that people who don’t support all the people having children should be forced to pay for the medical bills that come along with carrying a fetus to term, giving birth to a child, paying for the maternity/paternity time off, or any other thing insurance covers for breeders.

I say: “People can still have children, but they’ll just have to come up with another means to pay for it other than having all the people across the state of Texas who buy insurance being forced to pay for something they don’t believe in or agree with.

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