Denning: Abortion funding, Medicaid expansion not linked

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Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning took steps to defend the Medicaid expansion bill Friday, saying abortion opponents are falsely claiming it would lead to taxpayer-funded abortions.

Denning said the Medicaid expansion legislation unequivocally does not cover pregnant women and as a result would not result in taxpayer-funded abortions.

"Pregnant women will remain covered as they are today, but under existing Medicaid and its match rate," Denning said in an email sent to senators Friday morning.

"Expanding Medicaid will not increase the number of pregnant women covered by Medicaid," he wrote.

"There have . . .

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