lilibeth: (angryface)
posted by [personal profile] lilibeth at 04:29pm on 19/09/2008
Please consider sending Health and Human Services a comment on their proposed rule to allow doctors and other health care providers to refuse to give treatments they find objectionable to patients.

Need background?  See yesterday's Opinion piece by Hillary Clinton and Cecile Richards in the NYT.

LAST month, the Bush administration launched the latest salvo in its eight-year campaign to undermine women’s rights and women’s health by placing ideology ahead of science: a proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services that would govern family planning. It would require that any health care entity that receives federal financing — whether it’s a physician in private practice, a hospital or a state government — certify in writing that none of its employees are required to assist in any way with medical services they find objectionable.

The regulation, and instructions for comments (due by Sept 25th) are here.  You can submit comments electronically!  

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