What the bill does:
SB113 prohibits private insurance companies from covering abortion in plans they offer in the state insurance exchange created by the federal health reform law. Women who want abortion to be covered must purchase a separate abortion rider outside the exchange, and currently no such riders exist anywhere in the country. This bill would make it nearly impossible for a woman purchasing insurance inside the exchange to spend her own money on coverage for abortion. It is an unprecedented intrusion into private health insurance.