Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Redefine Abortion? Put Your Foot Down Via Online Petition

It's an epic bummer to realize that this new era of Obama led change that we've all been so looking forward to will be wrapped up with undoing the last 8 years of Bush era legislation – particularly around sex education and abortion rights.

Bush being the sneaky sneaky lame duck he is has tried to pass "a regulation establishing a 'right of conscience' allowing medical staff to refuse to participate in any practice they object to on moral grounds, including abortion but possibly birth control and other health care". Surprised? We're not.

Needless to say passing such legislation would be problematic for many, because who wants their doctor to have the ability to refuse an individual medical care based on their personal rather than professional objections? Let's fight back with the peeps over at Planned Parenthood Action Center by digitally signing and circulating this petition that aims to "Tell the Bush Administration to Keep its Word: Stop Efforts to Redefine "Abortion" to Include Birth Control".

1 comment:

Cocogrrl said...

WTF is happening to my country? What has happened to America where we're supposed to be the land of the free? Aren't I free to request birth control and/or a safe abortion from my doctor? What country am I in where the cashier at a pharmacy or a receptionist or even a janitor has the right to decide for ME?!

Sure Obama is looking to reverse this decision but the fact that a man can sign away my rights TO MY BODY at the flick of a pen thereby giving the right of others to decide for me is downright criminal and un-American.