February 29, 2024

Is contraception a form of abortion? Yes, says Bush Admin

Proposed definition would include many forms of birth control

Although the Bush Administration days
are numbered, it is still capable of needling feminists and abortion activists.
A draft rule circulating in the Department of Health and Human Services would
— according to the New York Times — require all institutions receiving
funding from federal health programs to certify that they will not refuse to
hire health care workers who object to abortion and even certain types of birth

What is most upsetting is the
definition of abortion: any procedure or drug "that results in the
termination of the life of a human being in utero between conception and
natural birth, whether before or after implantation.” As Mary Jane Gallagher,
president of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association,
points out, “The proposed definition of abortion is so broad that it would
cover many types of birth control, including oral contraceptives and emergency
contraception.” ~ New
York Times, July 15