At least when the U.S. Senate sold out women with the Nelson and Stupak amendments, they told us they had to do it to pass health care legislation for all Americans. (yeah, I know, that makes us women some kind of sub-American or object of barter.)
Now, without even any political or legislative benefit to receive in exchange, and without any legal requirement to do so, the Obama Administration has imposed a more restrictive abortion funding rule on high risk health insurance pools than is required for health insurance exchanges or Medicaid.
RH Reality Check has the details.
Women entering these plans are, by definition, those who have experienced serious medical conditions—so serious that insurers are unwilling to sell them insurance. In other words, those who get pregnant are already at a heightened risk for needing an abortion for health reasons when compared to the general population.