In 1970, Washington became the first -- and remains the only -- state in the country to legalize elective abortions by a popular vote.http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/24/washington-state-weighs-first-in-nation-abortion-insurance-mandate/#ixzz2OczUvvCO
A generation later, and 40 years removed from the landmark United States Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling that extended abortion access nationwide, Washington is once again poised to stand out.
With 21 states having adopted bans or severe restrictions on insurance companies from paying for abortions, Washington is alone in seriously considering legislation mandating the opposite.
The Reproductive Parity Act, as supporters call it, would require insurers in Washington state who cover maternity care -- which all insurers must do -- to also pay for abortions.
oh wow, this is going to go over like a lead balloon with so many groups, and probably not just the anti-abortion ones. I wonder if they'll make it all abortions, or just ones that are necessary to save the woman's life.