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Dishonesty in the Conscience Rule Debate

If faith-based providers want to convince us that they’re interested in the dignity of their patients, they need to stop the war on medicine.

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Obama Comes Through, Reversing Bush Era Repro Rights Restrictions

President Obama and congressional Democrats have already moved smartly to restore key women’s reproductive rights that came under attack during the Bush Administration.

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White House Releases Draft Rule Rescinding Right-to-Refuse Regulation

Let’s see some proof, the Obama administration said, in essence, today, to those who claimed that health care providers desperately needed further protection to prevent discrimination based on their religious objection to providing abortion care.

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The Facts on the Conscience Rule

Let’s get the facts straight: revisiting the Bush “conscience clause” rule does not mean that providers who object to performing abortions will have to provide them.

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Obama Administration May Rescind “Conscience” Rule

The Obama administration takes the first step to rescind Bush’s midnight regulations that would allow any health care worker to obstruct a woman’s access to contraception.

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House Committee Holds Hearing on HHS Provider Conscience Regulation

The Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on the Bush administration’s midnight regulations, including the Department of Health and Human Services’s “provider conscience” regulation.

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What Were They Thinking?

The new HHS “conscience” rule is a prescription for health care chaos.

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HHS Rule May Be Subject to Obama’s Halt on Bush Regulations

The Legislative Advocate for California NOW claims that a contact at the Department of Health and Human Services confirms that the HHS provider conscience regulation will be frozen along with Bush’s other midnight regulations.

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Roundup: Early Action on Reproductive Health Expected for New Administration

Global gag rule, conscience rule, ban on stem cell funding on the chopping block in new administration’s first days; PEPFAR: good on access to treatment, failure on prevention; George W. Bush the “most pro-life President ever”?

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Roundup: Seven States Take Bush’s HHS Regulations to Court; Sharp Health Disparities in Utah

Seven states take Bush’s provider conscience regulations to court; African-Americans living in Utah face serious health disparities; pregnancy a serious health risk to women in the developing world; students form anti-choice groups in Dallas public schools.

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