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Gov. Corbett Signs an Anti-Abortion Coverage Bill
Governor Corbett has signed an anti-abortion coverage bill.
June 17, 2013
PENNSYLVANIA---[WENY]---Governor Corbett has signed an anti-abortion coverage bill. The law will block coverage of most abortions under policies offered in a federally-run insurance marketplace starting next year.
Abortions in cases of rape, incest or when the mother's life is in danger would be covered. Corbett's office says it wouldn't place any additional restrictions on access to abortion. But critics say it expands restrictions on abortion rights and discriminates against poor women.
Most abortion coverage would need to be purchased outside of the marketplace.