Friday, July 30, 2010
Pro-Choice Groups Caught Off Guard by HHS's New Reg on Abortion Coverage in High-Risk Insurance Pools
Politico: Abortion groups caught off guard, by Sarah Kliff:
Anti-abortion groups leapt into action last month when the National Right to Life Committee warned that elective abortions would be covered under a Pennsylvania insurance program created by the health care reform law. . . .
And within a day, the anti-abortion groups got what they wanted: a nationwide ban on coverage for most elective abortions in the so-called high-risk insurance pools, a position reaffirmed in a Health and Human Services regulation released on Thursday.
Abortion rights advocates were caught completely off-guard. . . .