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February 27, 2009

Obama Seeks to Roll Back Pro-Life Conscience Protection

President Barack Obama has taken another step in advancing his pro-choice agenda. The Chicago Tribunereports that today, the new administration "will move to rescind a controversial rule that allows health-care workers to deny abortion counseling or other family-planning services if doing so would violate their moral beliefs."

Last month, Obama overturned the Mexico City policy, which prevents taxpayer money from going to groups that provide abortions overseas. The conscience protection that Obama seeks to overturn has stood for more than 30 years.

Supporters say the change is necessary to protect women's health.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has reported cases such as that of a Virginia mother of two who became pregnant because she was denied emergency contraception. In Texas, the group said, a rape victim had her prescription for emergency contraception rejected by a pharmacist.

Supporters say the rule protects doctors who should not be forced to prescribe treatments such as birth control pills or the so-called morning-after pill.

Comments

Obama is increasing his pro-abortion record, and now he wants ot force medical staff and centers to do abortions. Yeah real pro-choice. lol More on this at http://www.lifenews.com/nat4865.html

One important detail: the rule Obama is overturning was instituted just 2 months ago by Bush, a parting gift to his base.

Well, at least we won't have to see any more _Boston Legal_ or _Law and Order_ episodes bashing this rule...

Hmm. I guess if you're Amish, and don't believe in riding in automobiles, you shouldn't get a job as a bus driver...

It's not a "pro-choice" agenda, CT, it's a death agenda, period. I hope all the evangelicals who voted for Obama because of their wallets now realize this man is leading us not only to financial bankruptcy and a future of debt, but a future of moral bankruptcy and death. 50 million dead children and counting...

Thanks for the correction on my factual error.

What ever happened to "choice"? Where's mine now that he's in power? Liberals sure like to paint themselves as "pro-choice," but like so many other things with them, it all seems to be one way. Bi-partisan means doing it their way; tolerance means we tolerate them, not the other way around; pro-choice means you HAVE to participate in abortion whether or not you support it. No choice for the baby, no choice for the father, no choice for parents of a minor girl, and now no choice for medical personnel either.