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Iowa Governor Must Personally Decide Whether Each Poor Woman on Medicaid Deserves Abortion Coverage

- Think Progress

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) has approved a measure to expand his state’s Medicaid program under Obamacare, which will extend health coverage to tens of thousands of his poor residents. But there’s a catch buried in the Medicaid expansion legislation that the governor signed last week. Now, when low-income women on Medicaid seek insurance coverage for medically-necessary […]

Basu: Poor Women Become Tools in a Political Game

- DesMoines Register

The new Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, signed into law last week by Gov. Terry Branstad, makes Medicaid reimbursement for every abortion contingent upon that one elected official’s approval. Click through to read more.

Abortion Coverage to Be Limited in Pa. Insurance Policies

- TribLIVE

Pennsylvania is joining about 20 other states in limiting coverage of abortions under health care insurance policies offered in a federally run marketplace starting next year under a sweeping federal law. Click through to read more.

Abortion Funding Bill Has No Impact

- The Gazette

The proposal to give the Iowa governor’s office final say on Medicaid funding for abortion won’t make a dent in the number of abortions performed in the state. Click through to read more.

Manatee Officials: Anti-Sales Tax Hike Flier Wrong about Abortions

- The Bradenton Herald

A new flier implying the proposed half-cent sales tax increase to fund indigent health care could be used to pay for abortions is causing a stir before the June 18 referendum. The referendum asks voters to decide if the county should levy a one-half cent sales surtax for a 10-year period commencing Jan. 1, 2014, […]

Senate Approves Budget with Anti-Abortion Measures

- CityBeat

On June 6, the Ohio Senate passed a $61 billion budget for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 that takes multiple measures against legal abortions and makes sweeping changes to taxes and education. Click through to read more.