The abortion industry is anticipating the end of US taxpayer funding for abortions with the repeal of Obamacare. They also anticipate that the health insurance industry will resurrect “medical necessity” as a requirement for reimbursing health claims and abortion is not generally considered a “medical necessity”. In fact, there are more reports of patients being rushed to hospitals to repair the physical damage they suffered during their abortions.
Governments are looking for things to cut and abortion funding is one of them. Some States are passing laws challenging taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion clinics are closing.
Many States require that the patient view the ultra-sound and get counseling. Public funding is often limited. Some States ban abortion after 20 weeks and require the facility to meet surgical facility standards.
We are headed for the time where abortions are not subsidized by taxpayers and insurance companies won’t include them as a “covered expense”. I expect doctors and hospitals will be able to legally refuse to perform abortions. Abortions won’t be “illegal”, but they will be expensive and inconvenient.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader