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Ruth Abrams
Supreme Judicial Court Justice

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What Else She Said

I suppose my very first major woman case was [when] the Supreme Court, in what had to be a terrible opinion, said it was ok for insurance companies not to cover pregnancy. And I said, yes, it was ok, provided they didn't cover any male specific diseases. Of course, they were covering everything so they then had to cover pregnancy.

So I suppose from the point of view of establishing myself as wanting equal treatment for women, that would be the first case. And we were the first state not to follow the Supreme Court. And I think if I had not been here, they would have followed the Supreme Court.


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