February 26, 2012 in Letters, Opinion

Rights being eroded


On Monday, the Washington Senate’s Health and Long Term Care Committee approved Senate Bill 2330, which would force insurance companies to provide abortion benefits. The bill would eliminate the right for insurance companies to opt out to appease employers with personal or religious objection to abortion.

Government interference in our lives continues, and our rights are being eroded. Just because someone has the right to an abortion doesn’t mean someone else should be forced to pay for it. As a small-business owner, I will ultimately be paying higher premiums for health insurance to pay for this benefit. Our rights as citizens are clearly eroding. The bill moves to the House floor this week, so write, call or email now and exercise your right to be heard.

Arlene Stromberger

Davenport, Wash.

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