Current Amendment: 4813R011.LB.DOCX to Bill 4813
Senator BRIGHT proposes the following amendment (4813R011.LB.DOCX):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 80C, B&C BD-EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, page 479, by striking lines 16-21 and inserting:
(BCB/EB: Funding Abortions Prohibited) No funds appropriated for employer contributions to the State Health Insurance Plan may be expended to reimburse the expenses of an abortion,
except in cases of rape, incest or where the mother's medical condition is one which, on the basis of the physician's good faith judgment, so complicates the pregnancy as to necessitate an immediate abortion to avert the risk of her death or for which a delay will create serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of major bodily function, and the In cases where the life of the mother is at risk and termination of the pregnancy is incidental to a lifesaving intervention, State Health Plan funds may be used, however, State Health Plan funds may not be expended in any case where a preborn child's life is intentionally destroyed by procured abortion for any purpose. The
State Health Plan may not offer coverage for abortion services
, including ancillary services provided contemporaneously with abortion services or services incidental to the abortion for any purpose. The physician shall make all medically necessary reasonable efforts to preserve both the life of the mother and the life of the pre-born child
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend sections, totals and title to conform.