Posts Tagged ‘conscience rule’

Final Day to Comment on Bush’s Conscience Rule

Tomorrow marks the end of the 30-day comment period on Obama's proposed scrapping of Bush's so-called "conscience rule." Bush snuck the conscience rule in at the end of his godforsaken presidency to allow all healthcare providers to deny services (or "abortions") to patients (or "women) based on their moral beliefs (or "misogyny"). Obama swiftly moved [...]

Decline and Fall: The Fallout of the “Conscience Rule”

Not Set in Stone: Bush’s rule never saw the light.
For a short period this year, healthcare providers across the country were free to follow their consciences. President Bush’s final act in office was something known as the “conscience rule,” a provision meant to protect workers in federally funded facilities from providing services they found morally [...]

Comment on Obama’s Reversal of the “Conscience Rule”

Health and Human Services published President Obama's official proposal to rescind Bush's "conscience rule" in the Federal Register today. Bush's rule expanded protections for healthcare providers who are morally opposed to performing or aiding in certain procedures—abortions, sterilizations, birth-control prescriptions, treating gays and lesbians, etc.
For the next 30 days, the public is invited to comment [...]

National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers

And yet, those who provide them never get any love.

Today is National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers.
Yes, but how? Five ways to appreciate, after the jump:

Illinois Pharmacists Take Conscience to Court

Two Illinois pharmacists who refuse to provide emergency contraception will defend their right of denial in Illinois Supreme Court. The pharmacists, Luke Vander Bleek and Glen Kosirog, see themselves as conscientious objectors to some guy called Governor Rod Blagojevich's 2005 executive order requiring pharmacists to dispense contraception.
Their reasoning? "Deeply held religious convictions" coupled with the [...]