Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bush tries to infringe on reproductive rights  

Although some might think that Bush is nothing more than a lame duck president at this point, he's still doing major damage in his remaining 188 days. The Bush administration just released a proposal that would deny federal funding to medical providers who will not hire doctors or nurses that object to abortion. According to The New York Times, hospitals, clinics, researchers, and medical schools would be required to sign "written certifications" to uphold this rule in order to receive funds from the Department of Health and Human Services. The proposal also significantly broadens the definition of "abortion" to falsely include forms of birth control, like the pill, emergency contraception, and IUDs.

According to the Bush administration, abortion is "any of the various procedures -- including the prescription 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."

A bold fucking move considering the fact that scientifically and medically, birth control and an actual abortion are not even close to being the same. These remaining 188 days cannot go fast enough.

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3 comments: to “ Bush tries to infringe on reproductive rights

  • July 16, 2008 at 10:23 PM  

    Interesting.. some define conception as fertilization (which is not true). So many eggs are fertilized but then never make it to the uterine lining to be implanted, and are just washed out naturally through your period. So, I guess, by their definition, that is the termination of human life?

    In the words of George Carlin.. that would mean that any woman who has had more than one period is a serial killer.

  • July 17, 2008 at 3:56 AM  

    It's the same idiotic logic they use when they call the zygote that is used in stem cell research an "embryo". There's a HUGE difference between the two. A zygote is little more than a fertilized egg that has divided several times but hasn't reached the point of implantation, where an embryo has already implanted in the uterine lining and begun to take recognizable form.

  • July 17, 2008 at 7:51 AM  

    I know but who cares about science when you can find a way to control women's bodies! Logic gets thrown out the window. It's not that they actually care about human life (otherwise, I don't know, maybe they would stop sending so many people to die in Iraq?)... what they care about is control.