Abortion Shunners Get Insurance Discount

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ROME, JUNE 5, 2006 (Zenit.org).- At least five health insurance companies in Switzerland give discounts to women who refuse abortions and in vitro fertilization, as well as prenatal diagnosis.



The companies since 2004 have had an agreement with the anti-abortion association Swiss Aid for Mother and Child, according to the news service of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation.

The companies offer eligible women rate reductions of 10% to 40%, and thousands of people have signed these special contracts.

Josef Zisyadis, national adviser of the Popular Workers Party, recently spoke with a view to preventing these practices.

But the Federal Council stated that it will not intervene against these insurance companies and urged the National Council to reject Zisyadis' motion.