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ABORTION: How about coverage for infertility?

Letter by Mary Ann Clabaugh, Tacoma on Feb. 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm with No Comments »
February 26, 2013 10:03 am

I am so disappointed in our state’s decision to mandate insurance companies to cover abortions (TNT, 2-23). What about covering the cost of infertility treatment for those who are trying to conceive?

I personally know several couples who have gone through the infertility process, consciously trying to have a child, and spending thousands of dollars in their attempts. Where is the insurance benefit for these couples?

Since contraception is so readily available to anyone at any time, it almost stands to reason that the number of abortions should be very low, and certainly not something that insurance plans should be mandated to cover. To be fair, coverage should be afforded to those who are choosing to bring life into the world, not destroy it.

I am sad for all the “great strides'” that our wonderful state has made.


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