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#1 10 years ago

Family planning groups object to abortion plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Family planning groups and at least one member of Congress objected on Tuesday to a Bush administration memo that defines several widely used contraception methods as abortion and protects the right of medical providers to refuse to offer them.

The proposal would cut off federal funds to hospitals and states that attempt to compel medical providers to offer legal abortion and contraception services to women.

The proposal circulated to media defines abortion broadly to include many types of contraception, including birth control pills and intrauterine devices.

Health and Human Services officials declined to confirm the proposal, but noted their responsibility to protect against discrimination of doctors and pharmacists who object to abortion or birth control on religious or moral grounds.

"This proposed rule will put women's access to birth control and the information they need to make health care decisions at risk," Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement.

"As a result, women's ability to manage their own health care is at risk of being compromised by politics and ideology."

A copy of a memo that appears to be an HHS draft provided to Reuters, carries a broad definition of abortion.

"The Department proposes to define abortion as 'any of the various procedures -- including the prescription and administration of any drug or the performance of any procedure or any other action -- that results in the termination of the life of a human being in utero between conception and natural birth, whether before or after implantation,'" it said.

What a cuntbag. Seriously, a giant douche.

These fundies have to go.




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#2 10 years ago

:Puzzled: Ok...Now I'm really pissed at Bush. That's just...retarded...does he actually call sperm human life?




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#3 10 years ago
wjlasloThe2nd;4442320That's just...retarded...does he actually call sperm human life?

Uh, no, he doesn't. Read the article, it's a life from conception.




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#4 10 years ago

... Seriously? What a jerk. To think he actually got supporters in other nations too.




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#5 10 years ago

I no longer support bush because of this. He's pushed the limits before but this is just fucking retarded. Anybody who supports this is a retarded dumbshit who, if they are in goverment, shouldn't be in goverment. God. Jackass's. Also, would this include not being able to get testicals or ovarys severed?


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#6 10 years ago
Dragonelf68;4442385Also, would this include not being able to get testicals or ovarys severed?

No. If you'd read the article it says: "The Department proposes to define abortion as 'any of the various procedures -- including the prescription and administration of any drug or the performance of any procedure or any other action -- that results in the termination of the life of a human being in utero between conception and natural birth, whether before or after implantation,'"

This definition does not include castration, sterilisation or the common birth control pill, as in those cases, there is no conception.




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#7 10 years ago

Perhaps before everyone jumps on the Hate Bush Bandwagon, they should actually read the article so they don't look like complete fools.

This is what the memo is actually about:

Current federal law prohibits health-care providers and organizations from discriminating against people who won't provide abortions or birth control.

The Bush administration's new draft proposal would require these agencies to certify in writing their compliance with the law before getting funding from HHS.

Better article: ABC News: Birth Control Battle: Redefining Abortion?

All the memo (which was written by the Health and Human Services, not Bush, but that doesn't make for a very edgy thread title does it?) is doing is ensuring that health care providers don't discriminate against potential employees just because the employee might not be willing to perform abortions or give out contraceptives.

The main issue with the memo, however, is that it defines abortion too broadly, and the pro-abortion crowd is afraid this broad definition could be used against them somehow. Fortunately for them, this is only a draft, and I guarantee that it will be re-written to soothe the angered Democrats in Congress.




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#8 10 years ago

Well, it looks as if sensationalism has grabbed me by the balls and has taken me for the proverbial ride yet again. Live and learn I suppose...




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#9 10 years ago

can't trust the news much anymore




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#10 10 years ago

It cold limit access to the Emergency Contraception Pill (aka the Morning After Pill), following a similar chain of events in Chile recently, because technically the ECP is a post-conception contraception pill.




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