Arizona House again sets debate on abortion restrictions

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona House has scheduled debate on a bill barring women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage after a one-day delay.
 
Debate on the proposal backed by the Center for Arizona Policy is now set for Wednesday.

Supporters say Senate Bill 1318 ensures tax dollars don't support abortions. Opponents say the bill is another attempt by politicians to insert themselves into women's health care decisions.

The proposal also requires abortion providers to tell women it may be possible to reverse the effects of medication given to cause an abortion. Opponents say that's an unproven theory.

Women can now buy optional coverage for an additional, unsubsidized premium. The bill would bar that coverage even for women who don't get federal tax subsidies for their main health insurance plans.

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