≡ Menu

It continues apace

If this news doesn’t concern you, you’re not paying attention:

The Obama administration has begun the process of rescinding sweeping new federal protections that were granted in December to health-care workers who refuse to provide care that violates their personal, moral or religious beliefs.

The Office of Management and Budget announced this morning that it was reviewing a proposal to lift the controversial “conscience” regulation, the first step toward reversing the policy. Once the OMB has reviewed the proposal it will published in Federal Register for a 30-day public comment period.

“We are proposing rescinding the Bush rule,” said an official with the Health and Human Services Department, which drafted the rule change.

The administration took the step because the regulation was so broadly written that it could provide protections to health-care workers who object not only to abortion but also to a wide range of health-care services, said the HHS official, who asked not to be named because the process had just begun.

The suggestion of loose wording is nothing more than a thin veil, an excuse to re-write the rule as abortion advocates would like it.  This is not the beginning, nor will it be the end.  Contact your representatives in Congress, but above all pray.

Hat tip to Carl Olson.

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • keith February 28, 2009, 7:24 am

    Won’t Doug Kmeic’s forced logic on this one be entertaining?

    • frival March 5, 2009, 7:00 am

      Entertaining is, I think, an understatement. Probably mixed with a certain level of “galling” too. He really does epitomize “but for Wales?” *sigh*

  • Maura November 12, 2015, 1:02 pm

    Thanks, larry, I remembered that scene the other day and just cuoldn’t resist putting the two together. Ironically, the clip comes from a movie which is explicitly anti-religious but seems to come down on the side of the angels on this issue.

Leave a Comment