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The attention of the politically obsessed has now turned to speculation about who might be tapped to fill key leadership positions in President-Elect Obama’s Cabinet. Will we finally have pro-choice appointees at the Department of Health and Human Services?
A fight over provider conscience in Wasilla, Alaska, has repercussions in the current debate over new HHS regulations.
Is the Bush administration laying the administrative groundwork for promulgating the new HHS provider conscience regulations?
In Maine, family planning providers are concerned about contraceptive and health care access issues already. So a proposed new regulation from the Department of Health and Human Services has them outraged.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a filed a comment objecting to HHS’s new provider conscience regulations.
Whatever religious values medical providers hold, we must also respect our patients’ right to know all of their treatment options. For us, patients come first.
Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Patty Murray met yesterday with Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt to express their disagreement with proposed HHS regulations that would broaden existing provider conscience protections.
If new HHS regulations are adopted, family planning service providers could be forced to hire people who have moral objections to contraception and would be unable to discipline employees who refuse to provide birth control.
New HHS regulations will do nothing to contribute to the universal goal of reducing the number of unintended pregnancies.