TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A House insurance committee will consider a bill that would require extra insurance for abortions.
A public hearing on the bill is scheduled for Thursday before the House Insurance Committee.
State Rep. Virgil Peck, a Republican from Tyro, says the bill would require people to pay more and get a separate rider for health insurance that covers abortions.
Peck says people who are opposed to abortion shouldn't have to pay for coverage for services they find objectionable.
Kari Ann Rinker, lobbyist for the Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women, says the bill could open the door to state mandates for all types of activities that some people find objectionable.
Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com
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