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Washington Lawmakers Want Mandatory Abortion Insurance in the Reproductive Parity Act

Wa legislators want you to have to buy abortion insurance
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When the Washington Legislature convenes in Olympia, 10 lawmakers will be pushing Senate Bill 5009 — one of the most controversial pieces of legislation ever.

The bill would require anyone who purchases a maternity insurance program to also purchase additional coverage to cover the cost of an abortion of that pregnancy with NO exceptions!

According to the Family Policy Institute, who closely track legislation and activities of pro-abortion groups,  SB 5009 would also require businesses to offer such insurance to their employees, with no exceptions.  More from the FPI press release:

You may remember this bill during Washington State’s past 2012 legislative session, as House Bill 2330 and Senate Bill 6185.  Washington was chosen to be the first state to run this unconstitutional bill, the test state, the state on the “cutting edge” of abortion-on-demand in the U.S.

No wonder Washington state is ranked 50th in the country by Americans United for Life.  That means it’s the most anti-life… state in America.

These legislators have obviously not done their homework because there are three big reasons why this bill is not necessary:

  1. Washington state law already mandates that insurance companies offer abortion coverage.
  2. It would probably violate the Hyde/Weldon Amendment which was passed in December 2011. It’s the law that says federal (taxpayer) funds cannot be used to fund abortions.
  3. By requiring individuals to purchase abortion coverage without choice, it would violate the U.S. and Washington state constitutions. This was the same argument used in the lawsuit against Obamacare.

The FPI and other critics are not sure why these 10 senators have introduced this bill, but many believe it’s because of pressure from the pro-abortion lobby, and perhaps these legislators have received significant electoral support from them.

To see this bill for yourself, click on the button below.

Senate Bill 5009

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