House Passes Bill To Shield Insurers From Paying For Abortions In Largely Symbolic Vote
A California order requiring health insurance companies to pay for elective abortions was upheld by the Obama administration, so it is unlikely the House-passed "Conscience Protection Act" would become law during his presidency.
The Associated Press:
House Bill Allows Companies To Deny Abortion Coverage
The House backed legislation designed to circumvent a California order that requires health insurance companies to pay for elective abortions. The legislation passed 245-182 on a mostly party-line vote on Wednesday. Republicans say the California order upheld by the Obama administration last month would discriminate against companies and employees that oppose abortion on ethical and moral grounds. (7/13)