PIERRE, S.D. – Insurance companies in South Dakota will not be forced to cover birth control.
A bill killed unanimously by the Senate Commerce Committee would have required insurers who offer prescription drug coverage to also cover the cost of contraceptive devices and birth-control pills.
Half of unintended pregnancies end in abortion, said Kate Looby, state director of Planned Parenthood. She said SB167 would help reduce abortions in South Dakota.
"If you oppose abortion, you must support this bill," she told legislators. "This is the most important anti-abortion bill this year." [Source]
This at least is good news especially with the increased tack of pro-abortion groups wanting to ensure that every American is using contraception. That this is the most important anti-abortion bill is just a pure lie. The contraceptives they want to cover can act as abortifacients so it will not reduce the number of abortions only the number of abortions known about. A hidden chemical abortion is no abortion at all by this attitude. The other fact is that the very presence of a contraceptive attitude is what help drives those seeking an abortion. Abortion as backup contraception is what happens when one tries to disconnect sex from procreation. More contraception to prevent abortion is like throwing gasoline on a fire to put it out.