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Scott Brown and Choice: What’s the Real Story?

Brown’s amendment from 2005 has everything to do with rape victims, and his attitude towards these women has everything to do with the upcoming special election.

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The Conscience Clause: What Would Hobbes Do?

Stanley Fish applies philosophy to the Provider Conscience Rule debate. He points out that Hobbes’s definition of “conscience” was almost exactly the opposite of the way we think of the word today. Hobbes looked to the word’s etymology—“to know in concert with one another”—to reason that the word could refer to public or common knowledge.

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Religious Voices Weigh in on Conscience

While some religious groups do oppose rescinding the conscience rule, many support it because of their concern that it could be harmful to health care and counter-productive to efforts to reduce unintended pregnancies.

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Let’s Support Change We Can Believe In

With more and more families losing their health insurance and having difficulty accessing health care at all, Bush’s HHS rule that limits access to health services is unconscionable. We must all speak up for patients’ rights.

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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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Roundup: “Abortion Reduction” a Priority for White House Office of Faith-Based Partnerships

“Abortion Reduction” to be priority for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships; replacing Daschle; Spain defends plan to liberalize abortion law to the Vatican; Kenyan woman tells BBC about her illegal abortion; University of Wisconsin hospital board votes in favor of abortion clinic.

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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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Democrats Eye Overturning Bush’s Provider Conscience Expansion

Democratic policymakers vowing to overturn a controversial new Bush administration rule that could limit women’s reproductive health options have several tools at their disposal to do so -– but party leaders aren’t revealing which they favor.

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