Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Saturday 05 December |
Saint of the Day: Bl. Jean-Baptiste Fouque
home iconNews
line break icon

Texas prohibits taxpayer dollars from paying for abortion insurance

GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT

Governor Greg Abbot | Twitter

Zelda Caldwell - published on 08/16/17

Gov. Greg Abbot signs bill to protect those who oppose abortion from having to subsidize it

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that would restrict insurance coverage for abortions.

The bill would require those who want to purchase insurance for abortion to buy a supplemental plan, separate from the plans set up by state exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

The law would protect those who are opposed to abortion from having to subsidize the cost of insurance for the procedure.

“As a firm believer in Texas values I am proud to sign legislation that ensures no Texan is ever required to pay for a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child,” Gov. Abbott said. “This bill prohibits insurance providers from forcing Texas policyholders to subsidize elective abortions. I am grateful to the Texas legislature for getting this bill to my desk, and working to protect innocent life this special session.”

The bill, which passed both chambers of the Texas legislature earlier this month, applies to “elective” abortions and includes an exemption for medical emergency when the life of the mother is at risk.

According to Life Site News, only 10 other states have restricted the use of taxpayer funds for abortion insurance: Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah.

Tags:
Pro-life
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in eight languages: English, French, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
LUXOR FILM FESTIVAL
Zoe Romanowsky
20-year-old filmmaker wins award for powerful...
FATHER JOHN FIELDS
John Burger
Priest who volunteered for COVID-19 vaccine t...
Andrea Bocelli
J-P Mauro
Andrea Bocelli to perform live Christmas conc...
STAROŚĆ, SAMOTNOŚĆ
Cerith Gardiner
5 Patron saints to help the seniors in your l...
PRAY
Philip Kosloski
4 Tips on how to evaluate your spiritual life
Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, East London Gospel Choir
J-P Mauro
Hear Clapton and Pavarotti sing a prayer to t...
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.