One of the battles in the war over abortion rights extends to an area that might surprise residents of most states: whether private and public health insurance plans cover such care, even in cases of rape or incest.
Michigan this week became the ninth state to ban such coverage, although the law, inspired by a conservative voter initiative, does allow those who want it to purchase the coverage.
Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a similar bill last year, but he does not have the power to block a voter initiative law. The law was passed by the legislature after 300,000 signatures were gathered during a petition drive.
Laws limiting abortion coverage have been around since 1983 with various differences. The states with some form of limits are Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah.