Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Reuters: Bush administration wants to block federal funds to hospitals and states that provide birth control

Family planning groups object to abortion plan

Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:16pm BST

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Family planning groups and at least one member of Congress objected on Tuesday to a Bush administration memo that defines several widely used contraception methods as abortion and protects the right of medical providers to refuse to offer them.
The proposal would cut off federal funds to hospitals and states that attempt to compel medical providers to offer legal abortion and contraception services to women...

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