The New York Times reports that the Bush Administrationâ€™s Department of Health and Human Services is drafting a rule that would place new restrictions on domestic family planning programs. While current law allows health care providers and professionals to refuse to provide abortions based on their religious beliefs, this provision would threaten the funding of organizations and health facilities if they do not hire people who would refuse to provide birth control and defines abortion so broadly that it would include many types of birth control, including oral contraception.
I have said for years that the anti-abortion forces in this country won’t be happy once they’ve overturned Roe V. Wade until they’ve regressed even further into the Beaver Cleaver 1950s by doing away with Griswold V. Connecticut as well. In fact, I’ve said, if they’re smart, they’ll start with Griswold and use it to back-end Roe, since fewer people are aware of the former, which laid the legal groundwork for the latter.
Here they go. Kiss your prophylactics adios. These assholes will not be happy until there is a law on the books touting the Catholic notion that the only reason to do it is to make babies, and that anyone caught doing it for pleasure will be immediately shot in the ass.
This of course makes absolutely no sense since the best way to prevent abortion is to make birth control and education on using it freely available and also since doing it is really really fun.