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USAbortion bill allows insurance for procedure that doesn't exist

10:31  16 may  2019
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The bill goes even further than abortion and seems to include things like morning-after-pills as well, because it also prohibits coverage of “drugs or devices used to prevent the implantation of a fertilized ovum.” “ That doesn ’ t exist in the realm of treatment for ectopic pregnancy.

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An Ohio state representative introduced a new bill last month, which aims to prohibit insurance coverage of abortions that occur where the mother's life is not "endangered if the fetus were carried to term." The bill includes exceptions, including one for a procedure that does not exist.

GOP Rep. John Becker introduced House Bill 182, which allows for two situations where insurers could offer coverage for abortion services. One is a "procedure, in an emergency situation, that is medically necessary to save the pregnant woman's life."

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The so-called D&E procedure ban bills are just two of many bills introduced around the nation that are "Just because you're offended by medical procedure doesn ' t give you the right to put the lives of Michigan's additional rider on their health insurance if they want to have coverage for an abortion .

But it doesn ’ t quite add up. South Dakota has just one abortion provider left — a Planned Parenthood clinic in Sioux Falls — and it doesn ’ t provide abortions after the first trimester A Planned Parenthood spokesperson confirmed to a local NPR affiliate that the Sioux Falls clinic doesn ’ t offer D&E; abortions .

The other, the bill says, is a procedure for an ectopic pregnancy, "that is intended to reimplant the fertilized ovum into the pregnant woman's uterus."

In an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants in the fallopian tubes outside the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy is not a viable pregnancy and it very often can put the mother's life at risk. The pregnancy either ends in a miscarriage or is ended with drugs or surgery. "An ectopic pregnancy cannot move or be moved to the uterus, so it always requires treatment," according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

The exception in the bill for an ectopic pregnancy, therefore, is not scientifically possible.

"That doesn't exist in the realm of treatment for ectopic pregnancy. You can't just re-implant. It's not a medical thing," said Jaime Miracle, deputy director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, earlier this month, according to the Statehouse News Bureau.

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She also told the outlet that under this bill women would be forced to wait until the ectopic pregnancy became life-threatening to get an abortion. "This bill will have grave impacts on Ohio's infant and maternal mortality rate," Miracle said.

Becker claimed the purpose of the bill is not to lose lives, but save them."The intent is to save lives and reduce the cost of employers and employees health care insurance," Becker said.

Some doctors have also taken to social media to refute the claim that a fertilized egg can be re-implanted into the woman's uterus. "Unfortunately, an ectopic pregnancy cannot be 'reimplanted' into the uterus," wrote Dr. Daniel Grossman, a clinical and public health researcher on abortion and contraception, according to his Twitter bio. "We just don't have the technology. So I would suggest removing this from your bill, since it's pure science fiction."

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Banking & Insurance . As this NPR article notes about a partial-birth abortion ban passed in 2003, “when some members of Congress tried to amend the bill to ban only those procedures that take Further, most states don’ t allow late-term abortions : just eight states and Washington, D.C., have The most common procedure for these is a dilation and evacuation, which carries enough risks to

"An ectopic pregnancy is a medical emergency where an embryo implants outside its normal place in the uterus," tweeted Dr. Eugene Gu, a surgeon. "If it causes severe bleeding, the woman needs emergency surgery to save her life. John Becker's Ohio bill forcing women to reimplant an ectopic pregnancy is beyond crazy."

The bill also aims to make additional changes in the state, including expanding the definition of a "nontherapeutic abortion," according to the legislation's analysis. Currently, the definition of a "nontherapeutic abortion" is an "abortion that is performed or induced when the life of the mother would not be endangered if the fetus were carried to term" as well as an abortion for a pregnancy that is not the "result of rape of incest reported to a law enforcement agency." In this bill, Becker removes the rape or incest condition from the definition, meaning women who seek an abortion for a pregnancy from rape or incest  would not be covered by insurance.

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Also, the bill would not allow coverage for drugs or devices that "prevent the implantation of a fertilized ovum."

The bill had its first hearing in the state's insurance committee on May 7 and has not yet been voted upon in the House, according to the state's House site.

Ohio is no stranger to anti-abortion legislation. In April, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed the state's "heartbeat" bill, an abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure about five to six weeks into a pregnancy, before most women know that they're pregnant. The law is slated to go into effect on July 10.

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