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"This sexist and discriminatory law requires women to buy an extra insurance policy just to have comprehensive reproductive health care coverage, but does not require this separate policy to actually be sold," Senator Warren said. "As a result, the majority of women in Michigan cannot get full coverage. That's why we're introducing legislation to require any company that offers health insurance to make this extra rider available."
The state of Michigan is one of at least 24 states that ban most coverage for safe and legal abortion care. In June, two Michigan lawmakers introduced legislation to repeal the insurance restriction, but such an attempt isn't expected to be successful in the current legislature.
Media Resources: Detroit Free Press 9/24/14; Office of State Representative Pam Faris, 9/24/14; Feminist Newswire 6/20/14, 12/12/13
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