Assembly committee passes bill prohibiting state from covering abortions for its employees

The Assembly Committee on Health today voted along party lines to back a bill prohibiting the state from covering abortions for its employees, with some exceptions.
Dems voted against the bill, calling it part of a broader “war on women” and saying it inserts legislators into decisions that should be kept between a woman and her doctor.
Republicans said taxpayers shouldn’t pay for a medical procedure they disagree with. The bill, they added, doesn’t limit access to abortions and merely changes who pays for them.
“Determining who’s going to pay for a procedure is not automatically cutting off a...

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