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Thursday, September 18, 2008

25 days to protect women’s health

George W. Bush has launched a new assault on birth control and reproductive freedom. This is the bullshit regulation that would allow people to refuse to perform services (e.g. distribute birth control) on the basis of their religious beliefs. I live in a predominently Catholic state. We've already had problems with pharmacists refusing to provide birth control and the morning after pill due to their 'religious convictions.' My response is thus: Assholes, if you don't want to perform your job properly, then get the fuck out of the pharmacy. Who do you think you are, determining what is right for anyone else? Mind your own damn business, do the job you signed up to do, or quit. Go dig ditches someplace. Your religion has no objection to that, does it?

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed regulations that could seriously undermine access to basic reproductive health services -- including birth control and abortion. Instead of striking a careful balance between individual religious liberty and patients’ access to reproductive health care, the Bush administration has taken patients’ rights and their health care needs out of the equation. The Bush administration has once again forgotten those tried and true words from the Constitution (oh, I forgot, he doesn't NEED to follow the Constitution, he's above it) that decrees a separation of church and state.

This far-reaching proposal doesn’t need congressional approval. But, it can’t go forward without allowing for public comment. That’s where you come in.

The deadline for public comments is fast approaching -- September 20 -- and we have to generate intense opposition to these dangerous regulations.

I just sent HHS my comment urging them to stop efforts to block women's access to basic reproductive health services. You can do the same here.

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Blogger Daisy said...

It bugs me most when a pharmacist not only refuses to fill a prescription, he (and it always seems to be a male) refuses to let the patient take the prescription elsewhere.

18/9/08 7:30 PM  

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