Arizona House again sets debate on abortion restrictions

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House has again scheduled debate on a bill barring women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage after two previous delays.

Debate on the proposal backed by the Center for Arizona Policy is now set for Monday.

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

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

Women can now buy optional coverage to cover abortions. 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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