Charge parents’ insurance for daughters’ abortions without their consent or knowledge?

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Oregon Right to Life

Salem, OR – HB 2758, the final bill of the 2015 legislative session that would expand abortion in Oregon, passed out of the House Health Committee on Monday, April 20. It is up for a vote next week. HB 2758 would permit abortionists to charge parents’ insurance policies for their daughters’ abortions without their consent or knowledge.

Gayle Atteberry, Oregon Right to Life’s executive director, said: “It’s not enough for Oregon’s abortion industry that a girl can get an abortion without her parents’ knowledge or consent. Now they want her parents to pay for her secret abortion!”

“Not only would this bill further weaken minors from receiving parental guidance in moments of a life-changing decision,” Atteberry continued, “but this bill creates a big opportunity for sex abusers to cover up their crimes. If made law, perpetrators of sexual crimes would have no fear of being reported as they coerce their young victims into accessing an abortion under her parents’ health insurance. They will have free reign to dispose of the ultimate evidence of their sexual crime: an innocent preborn child.”

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  • Dick Winningstad

    The person that pays for the insurance policy does not get to know what his coverage is paying for? The forces of irresponsibility are at it again I see.

    • Jack Lord God

      >The forces of irresponsibility are at it again I see.

      Well, it does have Phil Barnharts name on it. Nice guy but a totally illogical thinker.

  • Jack Lord God

    I have never really understood the logic behind enabling a minor to obtain an abortion without parental consent. Minors are considered incompetent to decide to get a tattoo, smoke or drink, or even to have sex in the first place – however when it comes to abortion, a minors competency is assumed to be that of an adult, and the adults, her parents, are assumed to be Sharia law fanatics who will stone her to death were they to be informed.

    I guess the abortion industry sees a world wildly different from most people.

  • Arele

    Does anyone else wonder about the legality of this bill?
    How can a person be charged for something they are prohibited from knowing what it is for? And presumably, this could affect their deductible and insurance rates, etc..

    And this bill isn’t just about abortion. If you read it, it’s about transgender surgery, AIDS treatment, STDs, etc.. Some of it is really expensive and long term stuff! And it’s not just for minors, but for spouses, etc..
    All they have to do, according to the bill, is allege that they fear abuse or retaliation from the policy holder – no proof needed.

    Just purely from a legal, contractual standpoint, how can someone be forced to pay this and not know even what it is they are paying for, even if it affects their insurance, let alone their pocketbooks?
    How can they investigate insurance billing mistakes. Or even fraud?

    Is this even legal?

    • thevillageidiot

      you have just entered the twilight zone.

  • Shirlee

    all peoples of the earf are entitled to do what they want with their own bodies…including anything growing in those bodies..this is the Democratic way…and nothing will change…

    • MrBill

      Does anything include anyone at anytime?

    • thevillageidiot

      Yes you are correct you are responsible, you pay for it. leave me out I don’t to pay for it.

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