Apparently the “civil liberties” in ACLU don’t apply to babies still living in the womb.
(LifeNews) — The ACLU has filed a lawsuit seeking to make Kansas residents fund abortions under the Obamacare law that has the government running a nationwide health insurance plan that includes abortion funding and rationing concerns.
The state legislature approved, and pro-life Gov. Sam Brownback signed, a law that makes it so no state or federally administered health-insurance exchange in Kansas that is established under Obamacare can fund abortions at taxpayer expense. That has Kansas following several other states in exercising their right to opt out of abortion funding in the Obamacare law, which has numerous loopholes allowing it.
But the American Civil Liberties Union has sued and is upset that women seeking abortions would have to purchase a separate rider for their insurance policy that would cover abortions, so enrollees are not forced to pay for them.
“This law is part of a nationwide trend to take away insurance coverage for a legal medical procedure that is an important part of basic health care for women,” Brigitte Amiri, senior staff attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, said in a statement. “Many things can happen in a pregnancy that are beyond a woman’s control, so having insurance coverage for abortion ensures that every woman can get the health care she may need.”
When the law was approved, state legislators said it was critically needed.
“This bill includes very crucial pro-life language,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lance Kinzer, an Olathe Republican, in a AP report. “I would view this as an important conscience protection for Kansas business owners.”