Throughout the last month, many have debated whether to include health care coverage for county employees seeking elective abortions. Last night, the Wake County Board of Commissioners made a decision. From the N&O:
After a pointed legal and moral debate, the Wake County Board of Commissioners agreed Monday to restore insurance coverage for elective abortions for county employees.
With Democrats outvoting Republicans 4-3, members overruled county manager David Cooke. Cooke removed the coverage from the county’s self-insured plan when he learned of language in a 1981 state Supreme Court decision that could be read to forbid counties from paying for elective abortions.