ATLANTA — The Senate voted 35-18 Monday to prohibit health plans offered under the federal Affordable Care Act to cover abortion except in medical emergencies.

Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, said Senate Bill 98 matches longstanding federal law which prohibits federal tax funds from going toward abortion. Many Georgians consider abortion murder, he said, and do not want the taxes they are forced by government to pay going toward premium subsidies for policies that cover elective abortions. 

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