MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill to ban abortion coverage from policies obtained through a health insurance exchange that is to begin in 2014.
The bill that cleared the Republican-controlled Assembly 61-34 Tuesday now heads to Gov. Scott Walker.
Democrats say the bill is part of a war against women and the state shouldn't make it more difficult for women to get abortions if they wish.
States are allowed to prohibit abortions under the exchange, which is to be a marketplace for small businesses and individuals to shop for health insurance coverage.
Under the bill, abortions would not be covered under policies sold through the exchange except in cases of rape, incest or when the health of the mother is at risk.Tags: