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Women With HIV Deserve Abortion Coverage: Tell the White House!

October 5, 2010

Positive Women's NetworkHealth care reform was passed to help women living with pre-existing conditions like HIV access health insurance that covers the care we need at premiums we can afford. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is getting ready to help states implement Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans across the nation -- a huge stride in increasing access to care for all people and especially women living with HIV.

But sadly, the Obama administration has chosen to impose a complete restriction on access to abortion for people covered by the new Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans, except in cases of rape or incest, or where the life of the woman would be endangered.

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Comment by: Positive Thinker (NY, NY) Sun., Oct. 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm EDT
What has this to do with being HIV+. There was not enough support for a healthcare bill that supported abortion. Take responsibility for your own body and don't get pregnant. Are we not supposed to have safe sex anyway?
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