Thursday, August 14, 2008

Contraception <> Abortion

The Bush administration, the Republicans in Congress, and their far-right allies are trying to smudge some boundaries:

In a spectacular act of complicity with the religious right, the Department of Health and Human Services Monday released a proposal that allows any federal grant recipient to obstruct a woman's access to contraception. In order to do this, the Department is attempting to redefine many forms of contraception, the birth control 40% of Americans use, as abortion.
Yet one more instance of "get government off our backs" conservatism! Here's a little more background from Afarensis, and here is a Moveon.org petition to stop this proposal. Do sign.

1 comment:

Paul said...

I think this move was inevitable. The anti-choice movement has never really been entirely about abortion. It's always had an element of prudishness in it.