Rape Insurance: Shaming the Women of Michigan

 A Partnership Piece from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy As of March 13, 2014, women in Michigan are expected to plan ahead for unplanned pregnancies. Yes, you read that right. The passage of the “Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act” in Michigan requires most private and all public health insurance plans to offer a separate rider for abortion, forbidding insurance companies from covering abortions unless a woman buys “rape insurance.” Women are forced to purchase a rider for all abortions, even for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest and cases where the mother’s health is in danger....

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