The latest bit of far right lunacy from Republicans in Michigan is a proposed law that would ban abortion coverage in all group insurance plans so that women would have to purchase an additional insurance rider to have abortion services covered. And the head of Right to Life says it’s just like buying car insurance:
Right to Life president Barbara Listing said Wednesday that women should purchase additional health insurance if they feared being raped, because the sexual crime was like a car accident.
“Nobody plans to have an accident in a car accident, nobody plans to have their homes flooded. You have to buy extra insurance for those,” she told reporters.
So let me see if I get this straight…it’s socialist Muslim tyranny to require that women get contraception coverage as part of their health insurance package, an outrageous violation of the right of employers to decide what is in their group insurance policies…but it’s the height of freedom to prohibit those employers from providing abortion coverage in their group policies. Okey dokey.