It’s no surprise that Kansas is being sued over its new law barring private insurance companies from including abortion coverage in their comprehensive insurance plans sold to private companies and individuals. The prohibition doesn’t make legal or free-market sense. “This law is part of a nationwide trend to take away insurance coverage for a legal medical procedure that is an important part of basic health care for women,” said Brigitte Amiri, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Freedom Project, which filed the lawsuit Tuesday. If they want coverage, women in Kansas have to pay extra to purchase a supplemental policy, assuming one is even available. But who plans ahead for a crisis pregnancy or for being raped — contrary to the offensive suggestion by state Rep. Pete DeGraaf, R-Mulvane, that doing so would be akin to carrying a spare tire in your car?
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