VA pro-lifers brace for fight over funding abortions

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

I Vote Pro-Life (woman holding sign)Virginia’s liberal-led legislature is set to deal with abortion in the 2021 legislative session, and pro-life activists are bracing for the political and moral fight.

Olivia Turner of the Virginia Society for Human Life tells One New Now there is now a push to use taxpayers’ funds, and private insurers, to pay for abortion coverage.  

A second bill would require that Obamacare health care exchanges offered in the state must pay for abortions as well.

The Virginia General Assembly was gavelled in Jan. 13 for a 30-day session.

According to Turner, HB 1922 offered by Delegate Marcia Price last year, and now this year, calls for expanding Medicaid funding for abortion.

“Not just those allowed under the Hyde Amendment in Medicare,” she advises, “but all abortions. So that would expand abortion service and coverage by taxpayer dollars immensely.”

Virginia voters gave Democrats control of the General Assembly and Senate in 2019, overcoming slim GOP majorities in what is considered a swing state. 

 

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