Why has the ACLU sued Kansas’ new health insurance law that won’t cover abortions except those truly needed to prevent the mother’s death?
It’s not because the law is unconstitutional or even novel– since similar laws have been operating in other states since 1979.
But abortion zealots cannot bear that abortion is viewed as so ethically unacceptable that employers and employees don’t want their health plans to pay for them. Read this typical rant on the Ted Turner-funded pro-abortion website, RHrealitycheck:
“The only basis for viewing the decision of a woman not to carry every fetus to term as a “moral” or “ethical dilemma” is the unscientific lie that treats fetuses like people, rather than as a subordinate part of a woman’s body. Women need the truth: fetuses are not babies and women are not incubators… for lack of medical options…[women] are reduced to breeders…all-too-often trap[ped] in oppressive, and even brutal, relationships with men.“
The ACLU complaint argues that men aren’t denied health care coverage, but “thousands of Kansas women…will soon lose their existing insurance coverage for abortion …[that] allows women to get the health care they need.”
What these extremists define by HEALTHCARE is shown in the lawsuit’s listing why a woman needs abortion:
- too young to parent;
- would deplete resources for her other children;
- interferes with education or job;
- to avoid maintaining a connection to abusive partner;
- her poor health;
- unborn baby has disability;
- partner does not want a child.
Abortion extremists have long argued that a wide range of considerations are contained in the fullest sense of health, and they are upset that people refuse to be morally blackmailed into supporting the above reasons with shared insurance.
Traditional insurance was a rational schema to handle the medical expenses of catastrophic accidents and illness. Now it is being argued that it is a civil right that pays for lifestyle decisions at the cost of “terminating” a “subordinate part of a woman’s body.”
Kansans elected lawmakers to free health insurance from its bondage to the death industry (read more here), but abortion extremists and the ACLU want the courts to overturn the will of the people.