Saturday, July 19, 2008
Waning Days of the Bush Presidency
Reuters - July 18, 2008
The planned rule is aimed at countering recent state laws enacted to ensure that women can get contraception when they want or need it. It also would help protect the rights of medical providers to refuse to offer contraception.
Hillary Clinton Speaks Out
- The former Democratic presidential candidate joined family planning groups to condemn the proposal that defines abortion to include contraception such as birth control pills and intrauterine devices.
- It would cut off federal funds to hospitals and states where medical providers are obligated to offer legal abortion and contraception to women.
- "We will not put up with this radical, ideological agenda to turn the clock back on women's rights," the New York senator told a joint news conference with New York Rep. Nita Lowey, also a Democrat, at Bellevue Hospital.
- "Women would watch their contraceptive coverage disappear overnight," said Clinton.