How would you feel if your state legislature passed a law making it a crime to inform you that your minor daughter got an abortion?…
If you live in Oregon, this is about to become a reality.
Oregon House Bill 2758 would force insurance companies to pay for the abortion of a minor covered under anyone’s policy, generally the parents. However the bill would make it a crime to notify the policy holder of the claim, thus hiding the abortion from the parents.
The summary of HB 2758 reads:
“Prohibits carrier or third party administrator from disclosing to persons, other than enrollee who receives sensitive services, information relating to sensitive services provided to enrollee. Requires carrier and third party administrator to adopt procedures for enrollee to request to have personal health information protected from disclosure to policyholder or certificate holder if enrollee fears that disclosure will result in harassment or abuse of enrollee or will undermine enrollee’s ability to access health care.”