Fight Bush’s Proposed Anti-Birth Control Regulations!

Fight Bush’s Proposed Anti-Birth Control Regulations!

Lon Newman

Take action! Push back against HHS draft regulations that would protect health care providers who refuse to provide information and referrals on contraception.

How would you feel if you called a federally-funded
family planning clinic and the person who answered the phone refused to make an
appointment for you until you prove that you’re married? How would you feel if you asked for emergency contraception at a public health clinic and were told by
the public health nurse that you have to go somewhere else because Plan B is
the same as having an abortion? What if these employees were protected by
federal regulations so they couldn’t be fired, transferred, or disciplined? 

The
New York Times
recently uncovered that the Department of Health and Human
Services is drafting
regulations
that would "prohibit discrimination" against certain health care
employees who refuse to deliver contraceptives because of religious or moral
objections. Medical organizations, elected officials and activist citizens are
protesting the proposed rules because they would declare many forms of
contraception to be equivalent to abortion and impose unnecessary and
burdensome personnel "conscience protection" rules on federally funded
hospitals and clinics in a thinly-disguised effort to interfere with access to
birth control.  Help us stop the rule
change.

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