Abortion Coverage Banned in New High-Risk Pools

White House breaks ground with health-care coverage but chips away at abortion rights.

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The Obama administration is treading lightly on what many would consider an eroding of abortion rights. The White House is poised to extend the reach of federal restrictions on abortion funding to new high-risk insurance pools, a supplementary system for people at risk of being shut out of ordinary private insurance because of preexisting medical conditions. While this is a good thing for people who would not ordinarily be able to obtain health insurance, there are limits on what can be covered, and abortion is one of them. Some say you can't have everything, while abortion-rights activists see this as a way of making the Stupak amendment a reality. Sounds like a slippery slope to us. What do you think?

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