Insurance Coverage Debate For Elective Abortions

The hot button issue of abortion was on the agenda for two county Boards of Commissioners Monday. One county Commissioners' Board voted to restore insurance coverage for elective abortions for county employees, on the same day another board voted to drop it.

Pitt county Commissioners voted to take coverage for elective abortions, ones that are not medically recommended, from the county's insurance plan. That's according to the Daily Reflector.

Published reports say the Wake county Board of Commissioners voted Monday to reinstate insurance coverage for elective abortions.


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  • by kim on Mar 17, 2010 at 09:19 AM
    They say they will alow an abortion if it is medically necessary,but what about the defects like anencephaly(a form of spinabifida)in which the fetus can be carried full term but because of the defect the new borns will only live meir hours after birth.Therer is no treatment for this.Yet because the fetus can be carried to full term it is not deamed medically necessary.Your oppenion should not regulate medical treatmentfor others!This is just going to make a bigger issue.People are going to turn to alternative non-safe ways to do it themselfs, possibly causing death.Wemon should have a choice,and a safe one.What ever happned to the seperation of church and state?Welcome to the last of the crazy bible belt!
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Mar 17, 2010 at 04:07 AM
    Well, here we go. First of all the county's health program covers many electives services; gastric by-pass, smoking cessation and substance abuse. It does not cover dental services although those have been directly linked to maintaining quality physical health. Any good gynecologist would tellyou birth control is not 100% effective in the best of circumstances. Look at the number of late life pregnancies in Pitt County alone. It is not all new marriages (or affairs). Mr. McLawhorn, I, too, am a constituent and a county employee. If the item was not on the agenda why not table it (like other items) and allow notice so that those effective could have an opportunity to be surveyed or be present. Political suicide is also a choice, as evidenced by the mistakes of others. The county employee healt program has already taken hits. We will for have no cost of living increase for two years straight and the health care cost minimization program was also sprung on us. What is next?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2010 at 04:21 PM
    NCLAWMAN I guess it will be paid for by the healthcare bill passed against our will funded by taxpayers against their will!
  • by Jim Hackafan Location: enc on Mar 16, 2010 at 02:22 PM
    To Pitt County commissioners: "STUPID IS, AS STUPID DOES." How do they know that God is not going to hold me accountable for this abomination. Please read Jerimiah 1:5. IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Lynda Location: greenville on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:48 AM
    to KB - he isn't referring to welfare recipients, taxpayers pay for county employees because their salary and benefits are paid for with our tax dollars. the other posters are correct - tax payer dollars should not be used for elective procedures, whether it be an abortion or a nose job. cough up the $300 plus gas to get to planned parenthood in raleigh or maybe just maybe people should think ahead and buy a $5 box of condoms!
  • by KB Location: BC on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:34 AM
    Um, Mike, if you read the article it says for "county employees" not for welfare recipients. I'm against abortion, but seriously get your facts straight before you go off on a rampage
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Mar 16, 2010 at 08:49 AM
    Taxpayers should not have to pay for ANY elective medical procedure. If you want it, go to work and pay for it. Besides, certainly you must know what causes this condition by now! Same goes for obesity and gastric bypass. Quit eating.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Mar 16, 2010 at 08:14 AM
    This a moral issue but in a non-secular sense it is elective. Why not pay for boob jobs?? Brenda can I assume you want to play for my nose job!! Your leap from elective abortions and NECESSARY open heart surgery is odd and incoherent.
  • by Jack Location: Rocky mount on Mar 16, 2010 at 08:07 AM
    And this is when God will step in!!! This is what our President wants? Am I the only one who sees what is wrong with this?
  • by NCLawman on Mar 16, 2010 at 08:06 AM
    What if you're a rape victim? Insurance should pay for it in this case because they became pregant against their will.
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