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1 freetoken  Jun 9, 2013 9:56:43pm

On a related note:

Iowa governor may need to OK Medicaid abortion funding

Catholic, anti-abortion Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad could soon find himself in an uncomfortable position: He may have to sign off on payments for every Medicaid-funded abortion in his state.

A bill requiring that authorization is sitting on the Republican’s desk after moving through the statehouse. If Branstad signs it, Iowa is likely to be the only state that would have the unique requirement.

Iowa’s Medicaid program covers a small number of abortions each year due to rape, incest, fetal deformity or to protect a mother’s life. Currently handled by the state Department of Human Services, the Medicaid reimbursements cost the state less than $20,000 last fiscal year.

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2 FemNaziBitch  Jun 9, 2013 10:01:58pm

re: #1 freetoken

So, in Iowa, the Governor has to approve abortions? I hope he has a time-limit in which he has to do so …

So wrong.

3 freetoken  Jun 9, 2013 11:23:10pm

re: #2 FemNaziBitch

Technically I think the bill requires the governor to approve each reimbursement to the facility that does the procedure. So the abortion will be done, and then he has to approve the payment afterwards.

As the article points out, this is a sort of compromise, wacky at that, between the split chambers of the legislature.


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