18 May '11, 8am

Lawmaker Says Women Should Plan Ahead in Case of Rape, Since He Carries A Spare Tire

Once the Republicans have their way and eliminate abortion coverage from all insurance plans, you will have two choices -- pay for abortions out of pocket in all circumstances, or pay a rider to ensure you have coverage just in case you need it. Why would you need it? You know, in case you get pregnant via a rape. You should always plan ahead for that sort of thing, apparently. At least, so says one Kansas legislator when discussing banning insurance coverage of abortions in all cases, even rape. Via The McPherson Sentinel : Abortion rights supporters are skeptical, believing the bill's backers want to cut off a way for women to cover the cost of terminating pregnancies. And Rep. Barbara Bollier, a Mission Hills Republican who supports abortion rights, questioned whether women would buy abortion-only policies long before they have crisis or unwanted pregnancies or are rape...

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