"Given the overblown rhetoric about the 'nationalization' of health care, surely Republicans should oppose government dictates on what sort of policy an insurer can provide, an employer can offer and an individual can buy privately," Bloomberg News columnist Ann Woolner wrote. Not when the issue is abortion. GOP lawmakers in Congress and the Legislature are trying to prevent companies from providing private insurance to employees that includes coverage for abortions. A bill by state Rep. Pete DeGraaf, R-Mulvane, would require women working for private companies to purchase a separate rider if they want abortion coverage — as if women plan to have unplanned pregnancies or fetal anomalies. A bill in Congress would even prevent women from paying premiums for such a rider using pretax, flexible-spending accounts. "True, she earned every penny of that money," Woolner wrote, "but if she's not paying taxes on it, she can't spend it on something anti-abortionists don't like."