The Bush Administration is finally set to alter regulations to allow doctors and other health care professionals a “right to conscience,” allowing them not to participate in medical procedures, such as abortion and infanticide, which stand opposed to their moral underpinnings.
The ‘provider conscience’ rule applies to any procedure performed in a federally funded medical setting that “violate(s) an individual’s conscience,” but it most pointedly singles out abortion. It goes beyond existing laws that bar religious discrimination against workers and protect medical professionals who refuse to perform tasks they find morally repugnant.
It is a rule which protects individual workers from the fascist dictates of the state, and the incoming Administration opposes it and is plotting already to undo it.
This is not all the Obama crew are readying for all of us, born and unborn.
Decisions that the new administration will weigh include: whether to cut funding for sexual abstinence programs; whether to increase funding for comprehensive sex education programs that include discussion of birth control; whether to allow federal health plans to pay for abortions; and whether to overturn regulations such as one that makes fetuses eligible for health-care coverage under the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
And they want the United States to enlist the entire world for this deadly game:
Women’s health advocates also expect early action on the “global gag rule,” which bars foreign organizations from using their own money for abortion services or advocacy if they accept U.S. aid for family planning. This policy was instituted by President Ronald Reagan, immediately overturned by President Bill Clinton and then reinstated by Mr. Bush.
That is President Reagan’s Mexico City Policy, first put in place in 1984. It protects U.S. taxpayers from funding global abortion and infanticide, but the incoming administration wants to lock it in a closet to die.
Some would-be Republican leaders tell us that we “should be offering to help the President-elect prepare to take office” instead of calling attention to his background and his intentions. I can’t take a knee on this one.
We are going to have a huge problem beginning in a little over a month.