According to The New York Times, the Obama administration is on the brink of undoing one of Bush's "midnight" rules which allowed health workers to refuse to participate in abortions or provide other health services in which they did not believe.
David Stout, writing for The New York Times, says this particular regulation was "announced on December 19, 2008, and took effect on the day President Obama took office."
Obama plans to publish an official notice of his intent, which will be followed by a 30-day period for public comment, "after which the regulation can be repealed or modified."
This rule, a particularly onerous one, "prohibits recipients of federal money from discriminating against doctors, nurses and other health care workers who refuse to perform or assist in abortions or sterilization procedures because of their 'religious beliefs or moral convictions.'"
Guess which organization was one of it's biggest supporters. Yup. The good old Roman Catholic Church, which has always believed it had the right to decide right and wrong for the rest of us!
This is a particularly onerous rule because opponents such as the AMA say "it could have voided state laws requiring insurance plans to cover contraceptives and requiring hospitals to offer emergency contraception to rape victims. It could also all drugstore employees to refuse to fill prescriptions for contraceptives..."
One big victory for the good guys!