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Free taxpayer-funded abortions? What Oregon’s new reproductive health law does (and doesn’t) do

By Gordon R. Friedman

This summer, Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation expanding the reproductive services that insurers must provide if they sell health plans in Oregon. Among those services: abortion.

That provision is one reason House Bill 3391, also called the Reproductive Health Equity Act, passed along totally partisan lines. Not a single Republican in the state House or Senate supported it.

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