Abortion http://wesa.fm en Three Female Lawmakers Call for Political Change in Wake of Abortion Legislation http://wesa.fm/post/three-female-lawmakers-call-political-change-wake-abortion-legislation <p>Calling it an “overreach” of the state’s power and a “new frontier,” three female members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are blasting recently passed legislation that would prohibit insurance companies from offering policies that cover abortion services in the soon-to-be-launched Pennsylvania health exchange.&nbsp;</p><p>Reps. Erin Molchany (D-Allegheny), Madeline Dean (D-Montgomery) and Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) said the solution might lie in the next election cycle.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:33:49 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 11671 at http://wesa.fm Bill Restricting Abortion Coverage No Long Shot, Says Senate GOP http://wesa.fm/post/bill-restricting-abortion-coverage-no-long-shot-says-senate-gop <p>A state Senate committee has passed a proposal to restrict abortion coverage in health insurance plans provided through Pennsylvania's federally mandated exchange.<br><br>Last session, similar measures passed the House and Senate independently, but neither one made it through the entire legislative gauntlet.<br><br>But with the 2014 operational date for health care exchanges right around the corner, Senate GOP spokesman Erik Arneson said this measure may go to the finish line.<br> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:43:25 +0000 Mary Wilson 7724 at http://wesa.fm