Birth Control he bill would require plans renewed or beginning after Jan. 1, 2019 to provide, with no deductibles, coverage for contraceptives, including everything from birth control pills to IUDs. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Women in Washington state will be far better protected in the right to an abortion, thanks to a bill passed by the state legislature over the weekend and expected to be signed by the governor.

Bustle reports that health insurance companies who operate in Washington and who provide plans that include maternity care will be required by the legislation to cover elective abortions and contraceptives.

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Marlene Satter

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