Rescinding the Bush HHS Regulations: Act Now to Have Your Voices Heard


The Obama Administration is now accepting public comments on the proposed recission of the HHS Rules originally put in place by the Bush Administration, according to Women’s Health News. The rules threatened to allow providers to deny services–including contraceptive services, safer sex counseling and other services–to clients based on whether the provider objected to contraception, sexual activity, and so on. This was not just about abortion, and laws were already in place guarding the rights of providers on these issues. The new regulations put in place under President Bush went much further.

 

The Obama Administration is acting quickly to reverse them and must invite public comment to reconsider the rules.  Your voice needs to be heard in this process, especially (though not only) if you are a provider, a client of reproductive and sexual health services, a user of birth control, have had an elective abortion and want to ensure women maintain the right to accurate information, referral and services, if you are gay or lesbian and want to ensure that you can make decisions about pregnancy, surrogacy, sperm donors and the like, if you are worried about the spread of HIV….in short if you are a US citizen who, like the majority, believe that people should have the information and access to the services needed to protect their health.

Go to the comments page at www.regulations.gov by clicking here.

Comments are due by April 9th.  Act now!

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  • invalid-0

    I believe that the conditiond and regtulations handed down by president Bush should be rescinded. People of the US sahould have access to birth control and information about abortion. Just because those things are eased up on dsoes not mkean every pregnant women must have aqn abortion. Instead of restricting access to both BC and abortion why not disperse clear and accurate information not the infpormatiopn that is tainted by whatever a poliucy maker’s beliefs are. Whatever happened to the freedom we have in this country and the freewill that we are given by GTod himself. Restricting access and clear and accurate information flies in the face of what this country and indeed what God stands for and in the face of our human intelligence and the ability to live our lives as we see fit.

  • flashstar

    So I would like to know a real state of affairs concerning distribution of such addiction as – a narcotism. I think for a long time it is time to enter legalisation of all kinds of drugs, including “heavy”. If the law is obviously unrealizable – the law corrupts all society, for visually proves what to execute laws not so necessarily. In 1920 when the law has been accepted “Prohibition”, general distribution of drunkenness has begun: neither before introduction, nor after cancellation in the USA did not drink so much, as during action…

    Where more dangerously also is more durable there was other consequence. For the sake of “saturation” of this drunkenness really mass in country really mass and well built criminal organisations were generated. And that gangsters satisfied general demand, exposed them, in the opinion of a society – it is not so much criminals, – how many heroes. Drug mafias forgave even firing with police and interstine wars where perished not only gangsters, but also many casual witnesses.

    The administration of the president Bush as much as possible worthlessly spent for means of tax bearers for struggle not clearly with what.
    Mister Obama is obliged to interfere with a situation. In developed economic conditions the state spends mullions-strong means for the army grant on struggle against drugs and a different sort antinarcotic programs though elementary legalisation, would bring treasury – billions receipts.

    A little bit not on a theme, but has become painful…

  • http://datemeoff.info invalid-0

    Its a pity the discussion http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocumentDetail&o=090000648090229f has already been closed. I wish these regulations will be finally rescinded.