Despite the GOP healthcare bill failing, some Democratic states are taking this opportunity to ensure funding for abortion and Planned Parenthood never ends!
14 states – Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington – are considering 12-month prescription requirements to make it easier and cheaper for women to stay on the pill, but also get an abortion if required.
Maryland passed a similar plan in 2015, which is set to take effect in 2018.
In Nevada, state lawmakers and health care advocates plan to continue to promote bills that would allow women a similar 12-month access to birth control supplies and abortions.
The bill would also require all health insurers to cover contraceptives at no extra charge, regardless of religious objections.
A Nevada proposal looks to provide alternative funding to help organizations like Planned Parenthood, which was at risk of losing federal funding had the Republican bill, American Health Care Act, passed the House of Representatives last Friday.
“Nevadans need these protections regardless of what’s happening in Congress,” Elisa Cafferata, president of Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood Affiliates said. “Family planning and preventative health care are still very much threatened.”
This is disgusting! Completely disgusting – do you want your tax dollars spent on this!