EEOC officials oppose new HHS regulations; anti-choicers move toward common ground; ACLU seeks documents regarding teen health policy; priest asks parishioners to repent for voting for Obama.
A supporter of reproductive health and rights will occupy the White House come January. The ranks of pro-choice legislators in the House and Senate will grow significantly. There is a lot for a new administration to do and undo on reproductive health, but it’s what we voted for.
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 Bush Administration claims that the benefits of the new HHS provider conscience regulation outweigh the costs. But they reached this conclusion without using any data or proof.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a filed a comment objecting to HHS’s new provider conscience regulations.
As the reality of governing-by-deregulation-talking-points trickles down upon us, is it too much to hope that voters might see through social conservative talking points too?
Bloggingheads.tv presents a 55 minute discussion of reproductive health in the election, mostly centered on the Bush Administration effort to deny patient conscience rights, between Rob Stein of The Washington Post, and William Saletan of Slate.
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.