Articles tagged Abortion Funding

California churches fight back against law forcing them to cover abortion

Seven California churches have filed a civil rights complaint with the federal Department of Health & Human Services, saying that a new interpretation of California law would violate both federal and state law by requiring insurance coverage for all abortions. In a letter dated August 22 to president of Anthem Blue Cross in California, Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) Director Shelley Rouillard wrote that some of the insurance companies' “contracts contain language that may discriminate against women by limiting or excluding coverage for termination of pregnancies.” According to Rouillard, California law “requires the provision of basic health care services,” […]