Website Exposes Insurance Plans’ Abortion Coverage

Decrying the lack of “transparency” about abortion coverage in health care plans, pro-life groups are asking consumers to visit a new, privately operated website to see which insurance plans cover abortion, which do not, and which are “unknown” on the issue.

The new website,, is intended to “do what the Obama administration has not been willing or able to do,” said representatives of the Family Research Council and Charlotte Lozier Institute.

Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, praised the effort, saying the administration’s handling of the abortion issue in the Affordable Care Act has been “unconscionable,” and the new website should be a helpful tool for consumers who don’t want to pay for other people’s abortions.

“Abortion is not health care — it dismembers and chemically poisons defenseless unborn children and hurts women,” Mr. Smith told a press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday.