HHS is characterizing the number of comments as “higher than average” and RH Reality Check has obtained estimates from several organizations suggesting at 200,000 comments are in opposition. Don’t forget the 325,000 petitions turned in before the rule was issued, as Americans attempt to prevent ideology from trumping medical science.
After intense criticism in the mainstream media and from millions of Americans, HHS has removed an explicit redefinition of contraception as abortion from proposed regulations. In so doing, the agency may have created a much larger problem.
A Sheriff in Arizona has gotten away with implementing his own illegal rules for female prisoners, blocking abortion access and engaging in racial profiling. The ACLU has stepped in. Will his “reign of terror” end?