The Trump administration says this requirement violates the Weldon amendment, which prohibits several federal departments from giving money to states that discriminate against health care entities that don't cover abortions.
But the Obama administration evaluated
The policy is flexible. When one insurer wanted to only provide abortion coverage in cases of rape, incest or a threat to the mother's life,
This is just one of many attacks Trump is waging against
Trump's moves against the state are varied and oddly contradictory. He has attacked
Tellingly, five other states also require insurance companies to provide abortion coverage -- including Trump's former home state of
Cavalierly overturning a determination made just four years ago that
This announcement came the morning of the March for Life -- at which Trump spoke, the first president to ever do so. It is possible that this is nothing but a political stunt, designed to bolster his evangelical base. But if Trump were serious about it, a more formal review process including public comment and the ability for state officials to weigh in would have made sense.
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