The bill the Washington state House approved that would require that any insurance policy sold to state residents for maternity coverage also require policyholders to pay for coverage of abortions has been approved by a state Senate committee.
The measure forces all individuals to purchase and all businesses sell abortion insurance coverage on a maternity plan. The Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2330 passed from the House floor 52-46 and then passed through several Senate hurdles to end up in the Ways and Means committee.
Monday evening, the Senate Ways and Means Committee passed ESHB 2330 to the Senate Rules Committee "without recommendation." It passed along party lines with the 13 Democrats supporting it and 8 Republicans voting no.
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