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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:

  1. too young to parent;
  2. would deplete resources for her other children;
  3. interferes with education or job; (more…)

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) joined the dogpile of federal lawsuits against new Kansas pro-life laws today.

They filed suit to overturn and enjoin insurance mandate HB 2075, which– except in rare situations needed to prevent the mother’s death– would not pay for abortion without an individually-purchased insurance “rider.”

My right to travel freely does not force others to buy me a car, and my freedom of speech does not require others to buy me a computer, but the

ACLU claims the so-called right to abortion is constrained without other people paying for it.

This mandate prevents no abortions, just stops the forced subsidizing of abortion by enrollees in private insurance and in any future state health insurance exchanges created under Obamacare.

Yet the ACLU insists HB 2075 is another “impermissible” law “trying to make it more difficult for women to obtain abortion” which, by “[f]orcing women to pay out of pocket for abortion previously covered by their insurance plan…is no different than requiring women to pay a tax.”

This ACLU doesn’t care about the civil liberties of the unborn (particularly those diagnosed with a disability).

Their filing claims the law shows gender bias because abortion coverage is not protected the way prostate cancer coverage is.  But that’s an old –and invalid–comparison.  Though both deal with reproductive issues, the former involves one individual seeking treatment for a medical condition, while abortion always involves two separate human beings.

“Abortion is inherently different from other medical procedures because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life,”ruled the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1980 Harris v McRae case.

Abortion is NOT ordinary healthcare, (more…)

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