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Vote expected on abortion bill

on June 05, 2013 10:40 AM

HARRISBURG (AP) — Backers of a Republican-penned bill in Pennsylvania to prevent coverage of most abortions under policies offered in federal insurance marketplaces rebuffed two more attempts to change it.

The state Senate rejected two amendments Tuesday, including one to expand the exceptions to allow an abortion when a woman’s health is at risk. A final vote is expected today.

Another amendment would have allowed policies in the marketplace to include abortion coverage as long as a person used their own money to buy them. It still would allow policies covering abortions in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is in danger.

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