The bill requires insurance companies - or the state - to cover abortions at no cost to the patient. "Prohibits public body's interference with health care provider terminating or assisting in termination of pregnancy of health care provider's patient, if health care provider is acting within scope of provider's license", the measure states.
Democratic proponents of the measure maintain that making abortion more accessible is paramount to social mobility, especially among the illegal-immigrant population.
While the bill provides an abortion exemption for churches and religious nonprofits, state House Republicans claim the language of religious exemption is narrow and violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which the U.S. Supreme Court cited when it ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that craft store Hobby Lobby could not be forced to purchase health plans that included certain kinds of contraceptive care that violated the corporation's religious beliefs.
While, on one side we see President Trump imposing a travel ban, tightening immigration rules and building walls to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the United States, on the other hand the lawmakers in OR have pushed for a bill to allocate $10 million of taxpayer dollars on this reproductive health care bill.
Senate Republicans, on the other hand, said they did not oppose the bill in its entirety, but wanted to amend the bill to exclude required coverage for abortion, a move they portrayed as a possible bipartisan compromise. NY also requires insurers to cover abortions deemed by a doctor to be medically necessary.
The Democratic-controlled Oregon Senate approved the measure in a 17-13 vote along party lines.
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One point of contention: A provision that would have the state separately provide abortion coverage for women who have health insurance through religious employers exempted from covering the service in their health benefit plans. The Trump administration cut back on federal funding going to Planned Parenthood earlier this year, and the Texas Legislature passed a bill in May containing new abortion limits.
The executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, Mary Nolan, said Thursday she believes this is something that is vital for people to live successful lives.
Democratic state Rep. Pam Marsh said the OR bill "ensures that cost alone will never keep a woman from receiving services, regardless of citizenship status, ability to pay OR gender identity", but also sends a message to the Trump administration.
The Oregon state legislature has a bill heading for the governor's desk, which tells health insurers operating in the state one thing: you must cover abortions. Republican Senator Dennis Linthicum had the following to say about the passage of the controversial bill.
OR just became the latest state to safeguard its residents' reproductive rights against the GOP's agenda. The measure extends postpartum care coverage to about 48,000 Oregonians of reproductive age. Hispanics are the second largest group impacted by abortion.