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California Threatened with Funds Loss Over Abortion Coverage

California Threatened with Funds Loss Over Abortion Coverage Photo: WDIO

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press
Created: January 24, 2020 10:59 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is threatening California with a potential loss of federal health care funds over the state's requirement that insurance plans cover abortions.

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The announcement from the Health and Human Services Department came a short time before President Donald Trump was to address the annual anti-abortion March for Life. HHS is giving California 30 days to comply with a federal law known as the Weldon amendment.

That law bars federal health care funding from being provided to states or entities that practice "discrimination" against health care organizations that do not "provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.”
 

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