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House Passes Extreme Abortion Coverage Ban

WASHINGTON -

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 7, a bill designed to take away abortion health coverage from millions of women. If the bill were to become law, it could cause the entire insurance market to drop abortion coverage.

"By passing a mean-spirited bill that takes abortion coverage away from millions of women, the House has shown it's totally out of touch with women's lives and health care," said Louise Melling, deputy legal director for the ACLU. "Politics shouldn't drive decisions about a woman's health or her insurance coverage. If Congress really cares about women, it will focus on expanding policies that support women and families, not on banning coverage of abortion in insurance."

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