VA Assembly Passes Measure that Limit...

VA Assembly Passes Measure that Limits Abortion Coverage

There are 8 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Apr 2, 2013, titled VA Assembly Passes Measure that Limits Abortion Coverage. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A new measure approved by the Virginia General Assembly will bar abortion coverage from insurance plans sold through a federal health insurance exchange.

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Alison

Jonesborough, TN

#1 Apr 3, 2013
Unbelievable! Now the government is telling people what their insurance can cover or not. Sen Garrett is talking out his nether regions by saying it does not affect any woman's rights -- what if rape victim or other woman cannot cough up the money. Given how expensive even minor procedures cost, I would guess a termination would cost at least 1-2 thousand dollars. That may be chump change for a Senator, but hardly for a woman buying insurance through the federal exchange.

And claiming it's taxpayer dollars is utterly disingenuous! The amount of taxpayer dollars used to fund the entire program is limited and not affected by the exact coverage offered by an insurer.

Here's an idea -- how about we pass legislation banning taxpayer dollars from sponsoring Viagra and Cialis. I don't want to pay for some man's erection, after all. If he wants to play, let him pay for it himself. Isn't that the theme of "personal responsibility" that gets tooted every time abortion rights are attacked?
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#3 Apr 4, 2013
"Frankly, you're putting big government in the middle of business decisions now."

Ummm...a federal health care exchange is kind of the epitome of "big government".

Not that I'm against many aspects of health care reform, but if government involvement in "business decisions" surprises you, you really ought to look around the state house a little more.
Frank Ernest

Staunton, VA

#4 Apr 4, 2013
This can only lead to a lot more unhealthy babies that will end up being supported by us taxpayers for life.If a pregnancy is unwanted by the mother but a state forces her to have the baby,The baby belongs to the state.
Local View 9

Derwood, MD

#5 Apr 4, 2013
This is more about show. All the way back to the 80's, the Hyde amendment bars any federal money being spent on abortion. Still in effect today. The grey zone is being now in the fact that people are being required to purchase health insurance as of 1/1/2014. Due to their employer or employment status, they may be forced to go to the federal exchange for insurance. Now the person is being forced by the government to purchase insurance and being told what he may or may not have in there plan unlike private plans that the government is also forcing you to purchase. This is a clearly discrimination against people in the federal plan.
Frank

Esmont, VA

#6 Apr 4, 2013
Frank Ernest wrote:
This can only lead to a lot more unhealthy babies that will end up being supported by us taxpayers for life.If a pregnancy is unwanted by the mother but a state forces her to have the baby,The baby belongs to the state.
You make a lot of assumptions my friend. Abortion is still legal,the state is not forcing woman to have their babies. I just don't want my tax dollars going toward the murder of a human life. If a woman wants an abortion let her pay for it. I have health insurance and nothing on that plan is free, I have to usually pay something apart from the premiums and with Obama care my health insurance is more expensive. Secondly there are a lot of people who don't want to be on the welfare system but the government makes it so easy to stay that way. Mr Obama is giving more money to entitlements making it even harder for folks to get off welfare and keeping them enslaved to his ideology.
central va marine

Earlysville, VA

#7 Apr 4, 2013
ERIC CANTOR; "We as a party must change. We have to open up and accept Hispanics and women. We have to be the kinder, gentler party. The party for everyone."

Well that did not last long. That war on women thing is back with vengeance.
Eliminate Planned Parenthood, where low income women go for exams and screenings. Where women can get help with actual family planning decisions. For the bigots who do not understand english, that is the reason it is named Planned Parenthood. Even though Coo-che-coo's Blue Commission recommended otherwise, he stuck with these insane regulations, to eliminate the only help low income women can depend on.

Now the MORALY BANKRUPT VIRGINIA REPUGLICAN PARTY HAS DECIDED THAT WOMEN ARE NOT SMART ENOUGH TO MAKE PERSONAL DECISIONS FOR THEMSELVES. SO THE OLD WHITE MALES, IN THEIR MISBEGOTTEN WISDOM, HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THEM.

This decision by the GOP is once again an effort roll back the time to where women were controlled to make them maintain their "Antebellum Purity".

For any true male who actually loves their Mother, Sister, Daughter, Aunt or any other female, this and similar decisions have to make you sick. If any male is not revolted by this, then they should spend some time evaluating there feelings.

For anyone who thinks this decision by the Virginia GOP is anything but controlling, PLEASE TELL ME WHY VIAGRA AND OTHER ED-DRUGS DO NOT FALL UNDER THIS BILL. ALSO, THIS IS THE FIRST BIG STEP IN ELIMINATING THE RIGHT OF ALL WOMEN FROM PURCHASING ANY TYPE OF BIRTH-CONTROL MEDICINE. IF YOU DOUBT THAT STATEMENT; STAY TUNED.

more to come
yoyo

Washington, DC

#8 Apr 4, 2013
central va marine wrote:
ERIC CANTOR; "We as a party must change. We have to open up and accept Hispanics and women. We have to be the kinder, gentler par
ALSO, THIS IS THE FIRST BIG STEP IN ELIMINATING THE RIGHT OF ALL WOMEN FROM PURCHASING ANY TYPE OF BIRTH-CONTROL MEDICINE. IF YOU DOUBT THAT STATEMENT; STAY TUNED.
more to come
I enjoy your posts for the most part, but think about the last statement you made. This is the same type of hyperbole as the NRA claiming that the laws being passed regarding assault weapons will lead to confiscation of hunting rifles and personal defense arms. Both subjects have been addressed to the Supreme Court, and could not happen absent of a complete collapse of the Constitution. This law simply reflects that the State of Virginia will mirror the federal law regarding government funds paying for abortion.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Apr 4, 2013
Keep it up republicans, beware the rath of a woman scorned.

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