July 23, 2008



Actually, Hillary just posted a great blog on Huffpo about a really dirty trick from the Bush camp, where he's trying to sneak contraception into the definition of abortion. I read about this a few days ago, but admit that I didn't fully understand all of it's implications until I read Hill's informative post. Clinton fans will also be happy to know that she is, along with others, being vetted for VP.

An Outrageous Attempt by the Bush Administration to Undermine Women's Rights by Hillary Clinton

The Bush administration is up to its old tricks again, quietly putting ideology before science and women's health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is poised to put in place new barriers to accessing common forms of contraception like birth control pills, emergency contraception and IUDs by labeling them "abortion." These proposed regulations set to be released next week will allow healthcare providers to refuse to provide contraception to women who need it. We can't let them get away with this underhanded move to undermine women's health and that's why I am sounding the alarm.

These rules pose a serious threat to providers and uninsured and low-income Americans seeking care. They could prevent providers of federally-funded family planning services, like Medicaid and Title X, from guaranteeing their patients access to the full range of comprehensive family planning services. They'll also build significant barriers to counseling, education, contraception and preventive health services for those who need it most: low-income and uninsured women and men.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

she still didn't win *hee-hee!*

1:37 PM  

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