Secret Abortions Bill on Deck for Next Vote

SB 2296, the “Confidential Health Care” bill, has been sent out of the Ways and Means Committee and is coming up for a vote in the House of Representatives as soon as tomorrow. As we’ve written to you before, this is the legislation to encourage children and spouses to keep important health care decisions from their families.

This legislation would change the law regarding explanations of benefits forms health insurance policy holders receive, and exempt abortions, birth control, or sex-reassignment activities from them.

Please contact your State Representative (or contact him again) to encourage your legislators to oppose bills that encourage secrecy in important medical decisions. Take 30 seconds to send an email your legislators in opposition to this legislation.

Otherwise known as the Secret Abortions bill, this legislation would prohibit insurance companies’ explanation of benefits notices from being sent to policy holders if the insured accessed sensitive, “confidential” health care services.

For example, a woman on her husband’s insurance, or a girl on her father’s insurance could use that insurance to pay for her abortion or birth control, and he could not be notified. This legislation is being pushed so women can be pressured into abortion, and abortion industry workers can tell them, “go ahead and get an abortion–your parents (or husband’s) insurance will pay for it and they’ll never know.”

Would you want to pay for your daughter to have an abortion and never know?

Would you want to pay for your husband’s treatments for sexually transmitted disease without knowing it?

Would you want to pay for your spouse or child to begin sex reassignment hormone therapy, or surgery, without your knowledge?

If you haven’t had a chance to email your legislators about it please click here to do so.

More than one senator remarked to us that they only knew what was in this bill because of your calls and emails, so let’s make sure everyone in the House knows about the bill as well.

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