The PJ Tatler

California Forces Churches to Fund Surgical Abortion

Just passing this along, from the Federalist. Not alleging that if you add this plus Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s subpoenas of pastors’ sermons, mix in what’s happening to various Christian business owners, you get a leftwing-driven war on the church.

Nah.

California’s Department of Managed Health Care has ordered all insurance plans in the state to immediately begin covering elective abortion. Not Plan B. Not contraceptives. Elective surgical dismemberment abortion.

At the insistence of the American Civil Liberties Union, the DMHC concluded that a 40-year-old state law requiring health plans to cover “basic health services” had been misinterpreted all these decades. Every plan in the state was immediately ordered, effective August 22, to cover elective abortion. California had not even applied this test to its own state employee health plans (which covered only “medically necessary” abortions). But this novel reading was nevertheless quietly imposed on every plan in the state by fiat.

The news has slowly leaked out as insurers grappling with this change have begun quietly informing employers of this sudden change in the terms of their policy.