GOP Law: Michigan Women Have to Buy Extra Abortion Insurance (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A new Michigan law forcing women or their employers to buy additional insurance to cover abortions went into effect today.

The law says that women who do not purchase the additional abortion insurance will be forced to pay out of pocket, noted

In December 2013, Michigan's Republican-controlled legislature passed the law, which does not have exceptions for survivors of rape or incest. Many are calling it “rape insurance," reported The Nation.

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said last night that Michigan women buying their health coverage under Obamacare would not be able to buy the extra abortion coverage (video below).

Sources: MSNBC, The Nation,