Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Obama Team Reviewing Bush Admin.'s Last-Minute Health Care Reg

Wall St. Journal: Bush-Era Abortion Rules Face Possible Reversal, by Laura Meckler:

The outgoing Bush administration this week will finalize 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 as well.

In transition offices across town, officials in the incoming Obama administration have begun considering how and when to undo it.

The regulation is one of a swath of abortion and other reproductive-health issues under review by the Obama team, which is preparing to reverse a variety of Bush measures, according to officials close to the transition....

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