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In its final months, the Bush administration is wrapping up a parting gift for the religious right: an official definition of abortion so sweeping it would include the use of birth control pills and other forms of hormonal contraceptives, as well as intrauterine devices.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services quietly drafted a rule that would put into federal code this radical definition of abortion.
The proposal came to light because somebody leaked it to the public. It expands upon federal law that prohibits entities that receive federal dollars from discriminating against health care providers - institutions and individuals - who refuse to perform, pay for or make referrals for abortions based on moral objections.
Originally posted by LostNemesis
With something like this in place, it can take away the freedoms a woman has to her body, and the freedom that couples share when they don't want to be burdened with a kid. Not to mention, those already married with more than enough kids.
Take away birth control? What is wrong with this man? I doubt that there is any problem with people not breeding enough, that is why we have an "anchor baby" clause. So that people breed for a monthly check.
The proposal defines abortion as follows: “any of the various procedures — including the prescription, dispensing and administration of any drug or the performance of any procedure or any other action — that results in the termination of the life of a human being in utero between conception and natural birth, whether before or after implantation.”