Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Oregon House Passes Bill Requiring Free Abortions

From the Washington Times:

An Oregon bill requiring health insurers to provide their customers with free abortions — including illegal immigrants — has advanced to the state Senate after winning approval in the state House with no Republican votes.

House Democrats pushed through the Reproductive Health Equity Act after a nearly two-hour debate over the bill, which would allocate $10.2 million for services related to contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, including vasectomies and abortions, in the 2017-19 budget period.

About $500,000 would be earmarked for the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program, for the estimated 22,873 women who would be eligible “except for their immigration status.”

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I completely support the bill, unwanted pregnancy is never out of a women's own choice, there are circumstances which makes it happen. But yes killing the child in its infancy is also not ethical. So use of contraceptives must be encouraged, so that we could prevent the situations which may lead to abortion.

Posted by: Dan Winster | Jul 6, 2017 10:27:06 AM

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