Monday, June 10, 2013

Pennsylvania will join states opting out of abortion coverage

A spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett indicated he would sign legislation to opt the state of Pennsylvania out of paying for abortions through insurance exchanges.  The bill also prevents private insurance plans from covering abortion. 

The state Senate on Wednesday voted 31-19 to approve House Bill 818, which prohibits insurance policies offered through Pennsylvania’s upcoming health-care insurance exchanges from offering abortion coverage. The bill, which already passed in the House, goes to Gov. Tom Corbett.

Christine Cronkright, a spokeswoman for Corbett, said the governor will sign the bill.


In Michigan, a petition drive is currently underway to prevent insurance plans from covering abortion in public and private plans.  Learn more about our efforts in Michigan to opt-out of insurance coverage at the web site of NO Taxes for Abortion Insurance.