Georgia Right To Life (GARTL) put out a missive yesterday, congratulating itself over the signing of a new bill by Governor Nathan Deal.
States the release, in part:
“Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) Co-Executive Director Genevieve Wilson today praised Governor Nathan Deal for signing SB 98 a law that prohibits using taxpayer funds to pay for abortion insurance coverage in Georgia.
“As a pro-life woman and mother, I am deeply grateful that Governor Deal signed this law,” Wilson said. “Once again, he has demonstrated that he is solidly pro-life.“
Governor Deal signed the Bill, SB 98, earlier this morning.
The new law prevents public monies from being spent on abortion services in any of the insurance plans offered under Obamacare, or through state employee health plans.
It does have an exception to save the life of the mother. It is one of the strongest laws in the nation.”
ESH hates to burst the bubble of GARTL or rain on the self-congratulatory parade, but the facts dictate otherwise. A check with the state employees pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts (ESI), confirmed that in fact, for 2014, employees may continue to purchase the abortifacient Next Choice, which is a generic version of the same drug as Plan B, levonorgestrel at a very high fetally toxic dose.
Plan B is excluded from the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) for Georgia state employees and their dependents, but only because it is available without prescription, thanks to the Obamacare diktat of the Kenyan kommie and his pension-eligible HHS poobah, Kathleen Sebelius, who’s never met a preborn baby she doesn’t want murdered. ESI did not have any data for ella coverage, indicating the entry was “obsolete”, something that usually means one of the identifying numbers for a drug data record have changed or been retired.
So, please dear GARTL folks, it’s really important to get the details right, for, as Aristotle said, small mistakes in the beginning lead to large mistakes in the end. And we know this bill may stop some abortion payments but it obviously was not thought through for completeness.
Life of the mother, indeed! GA will continue to pay for abortifacients like Next Choice and other high dose steroids for state employees.