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Oregon House Democrats pushed through a radical pro-abortion bill to force health insurers and taxpayers to pay for free abortions for residents and illegal immigrants.
The Reproductive Health Equality Act passed the Oregon House on Saturday without a single Republican vote, according to The Washington Times. The bill passed in a 33-23 vote before moving to the state Senate for consideration.
The pro-abortion bill would require health insurers to provide free abortions to patients without a co-pay. It also would set aside $10.2 million tax dollars for abortions, contraception and other reproductive health services for 2017 through 2019 in Medicaid, much of which pro-life advocates say will go to Planned Parenthood, the report states.
Pro-life Republicans tried to block the bill but did not have enough votes to succeed.
Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, described the bill as a huge gift to the nation’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood.
“This terrible legislation is just another example of how Oregon’s largest abortion provider’s only real concern is for their financial bottom line,” she said in a statement. “The Oregon Health Authority testified that HB 3391-B will provide almost $500,000 more for abortions. Make no mistake: most of this money is going to Planned Parenthood.”
The pro-life organization noted that Planned Parenthood has been doing more abortions and fewer real health care services in the past few years. This is according to the abortion group’s own annual reports.