Michigan Women Will Now Have To Purchase ‘Rape Insurance’ To Get An Abortion
Touchy subject, but when I saw this story it definitely caught my eye. It seems that a bill has been pushed through legislature in Michigan that will require women to purchase a separate type of insurance policy if they want to have an abortion. But why call it 'rape insurance'? Keep reading for more info.
The law will also put a ban on purchasing the insurance if you become pregnant through any means, including rape or incest, before the policy is bought. This is why they are referring to it as 'rape insurance'.
From The Raw Story:
“I don’t think elective abortion should be a part of insurance,” state Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R) told theFree Press. “This doesn’t affect access to abortion. It will still be legal when this law takes effect. Who should be required to pay? Not Michigan taxpayers.”
According to the Associated Press, state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D) said during the debate that she was raped 20 years ago.
“Thank God it didn’t result in a pregnancy because I can’t imagine going through what I went through and then having to consider what to do about an unwanted pregnancy from an attacker,” Whitmer was quoted as saying. “If this were law then and I had become pregnant, I would not be able to have coverage because of this. How extreme, how extreme does this measure need to be?”