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|Posted:||4:26 pm, Apr 22, 2012|
In the ongoing case of ACLU v. Praeger, a Kansas law prohibiting most abortion coverage under comprehensive insurance policies was challenged. Under the law, women can still purchase a separate rider to obtain abortion coverage, but the additional coverage would cost hundreds or thousands more than would a general comprehensive policy. The ACLU challenged the constitutionality of the law under 42 USC § 1983, primarily stressing that it violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. As the law's challengers contended: "by prohibiting women from purchasing insurance that cover all their health needs while placing no similar restrictions on men, (the statute) impermissibly discriminates based on sex."
|Tags:||reproductive rights women's rights|
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