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States reignite abortion debate

Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2010

Less than three weeks after the passage of the landmark national healthcare bill, lawmakers in least six states are pushing for legislation to block abortion coverage in some health plans. The final legislation requires insurers that sell plans in new government-run exchanges to segregate payments for abortion coverage from other premiums to ensure government subsidies won't go toward the procedure. But many abortion opponents say that didn't go far enough, the Wall Street Journal reports.