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Wed Aug 16, 2017, 12:54 AM

Oregon approves sweeping bill expanding abortion access

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law what advocates called the nation’s most progressive reproductive health policy, expanding access to abortion and birth control at a time when the Trump administration and other states are trying to restrict them.

Called the Reproductive Health Equity Act, the measure requires health insurers to provide birth control and abortion without charging a co-pay. It also dedicates state funds to provide reproductive health care to noncitizens excluded from Medicaid.

Antiabortion groups swiftly condemned the new law, saying it will force taxpayers to foot the bill for a procedure many consider to be a form of murder, and that it cements Oregon’s status as the most liberal state when it comes to abortion.

“Today Gov. Brown demonstrated her extreme bias in favor of the abortion rights lobby, disregarding thousands of future Oregonians whose lives have been further endangered by making their elimination 100 percent expense-free,” Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/08/15/oregon-approves-sweeping-bill-expanding-abortion-access/

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Wed Aug 16, 2017, 01:00 AM

1. After today's horrific news about Trumpy's avowed Nazism, this is great news.

Governor Brown is a wonder. She's quiet and unassuming, and just goes about her work. She's a breath of fresh air.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 10:37 AM

2. Yes she is!

This Oregonian agrees with you 100%. I've supported her from the day she took office, and will continue to do so. She is the epitome of our state motto: She Flies With Her Own Wings.

Peace.

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