Barack Obama is going to allow the expanded conscience clause that former President Bush implemented to expire tomorrow night. Katie Favazza has all the details, including that the vast majority of Americans are against the rescission. Here’s the background:
Last August, the Bush Administration proposed federal regulations that would strengthen existing ‘conscience’ laws after it became clear that medical centers and personnel were still being discriminated against. The regulations implemented longstanding, bi-partisan federal laws–many of which have been on the books for over 35 years–stipulating that organizations receiving government funds from federal programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and public health service grants could lose federal funds if they discriminate against health care providers (including doctors, nurses, and other providers) acting on their conscience.These regulations were were finalized last December and went into effect January 20, 2009.
Please head on over to Katie’s site and read up on what Obama is about to do and why you need to voice your opinion.