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Last week, Texas’s Republican-controlled House voted 95-51 in favor of restricting abortion coverage in health insurance. Under the bill, known as House Bill 214, certain health insurance plans (including Texas’s Affordable Care Act, public employee health plans, and others) would be prohibited from covering abortions. Instead, women wanting abortions covered in their insurance plans would have to purchase private supplemental insurance—even in the cases of women who are victims of rape or incest.

“Women and parents will be faced with the horrific decision of having to purchase ‘rape insurance’ to cover them if they are victimized,” said Democratic Representative Chris Turner. “This is not only ridiculous, but it is cruel.”

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