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Georgia Senate Passes Abortion Ban In State Insurance Plan to “Make a Statement”

Robin Marty

The bill's sponsor says it won't stop any abortions, but pushed the legislation anyway.

If there was any doubt that most of today’s state bills are more about proving how “pro-life” the politicians are than the anything to do actually reducing the number of abortions, one Georgia senator has made this abundantly clear with a bill to eliminate abortion coverage for state employees.


Senate Bill 438 was debated for more than an hour before it passed by a vote of 33-18. Amendments to the bill were not allowed. Sen. Mike Crane, the bill’s sponsor, urged support of the legislation as a vote to save taxpayer dollars and make a pro-life statement. He emphasized that the bill does not prevent abortions.

The Democratic women of the senate walked out in protest of the vote.

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