Springfield…. This week the House Committee on Human Services will hear House Bill 40. The bill aims to expand benefits from Medicaid and the State Employee Insurance Act to cover all abortions, as opposed to just cases of rape, incest, or health of the mother as the law currently does.
Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) said the situation with the budget has contributed to the lack of attention paid to HB 40. Yet he insisted on the importance of opposing this bill and protecting the lives of those most vulnerable
“It is clear that everyone in Springfield has their mind on the budget, and rightfully so, it is a big issue that needs to be addressed.” Severin said, “That being said, the fight for life is important. We cannot allow attacks on innocent life to slip past us while we are distracted.”