The religious right is at it again. Not only are those of us in South Dakota becoming the laughing stock of the women’s rights/health movement with our draconian new requirement that requires doctors to rewrite science when women seek abortions, the Bush administration now wants to label birth control as abortion so that heathcare providers can more easily refuse to provide it to women which should fit right in here where we already allow our pharmacists to deny filling prescriptions if they have moral objections.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is poised to put in place new barriers to accessing common forms of contraception like birth control pills, emergency contraception and IUDs by labeling them “abortion.” These proposed regulations set to be released next week will allow healthcare providers to refuse to provide contraception to women who need it.
And while we are discussing right wingnuttia (which seems to be centered here in South Dakota), could some one please tell me where in the Constitution it says that a zygote and the woman carrying it have a Constitutionally protected “existing relationship”?
If the right wing of the GOP keeps pushing this religious agenda, they might end up losing their majority in Congress. Oh wait, they all ready have and the White House might not be too far behind. But at least it looks like head wingnut James Dobson is coming to the rescue after initially pledging to sit this one out.