Kansas pro-lifers battled against inclusion of abortion coverage (see here and here ) when the state Regents in 2006 restructured health insurance for public universities at Emporia, Fort Hays, K-State (Manhattan), KU (Lawrence), KU-Med, Pittsburg and Wichita.
But abortion coverage still got in there.
The current United Healthcare policy, designed for undergrads, graduate students and international students, forbids coverage for elective abortion while, in the section on allowable pregnancy complications, covers “therapeutic” abortions.
“Therapeutic” abortion was the old term for any abortion a practitioner will sign off on. This was the very loophole warned about during debate on the Senate floor.
While elective abortion is supposedly not covered, there are no legal definitions distinguishing between “elective” and “therapeutic” abortions.
That leaves us with abortionists deciding what to call therapeutic, and in Kansas, we have a nasty history of abortions being obtained for specious reasons, according to expert witness, Dr. Paul McHugh.
This is taxpayer money being siphoned off without anyone reviewing the receipts.
Kansas has never had a pro-life State Insurance Commissioner to ferret out this abuse, and our current state Supreme Court (particularly Justice Carol Beier) halted the only Attorney General who ever attempted to keep abortionists honest.
All the more reason a pro-life Governor and more pro-life state representatives need to be elected.