At its bitter end, the Bush administration is going for broke, using stealth tactics to impose extremist policies. The latest is an attempt to restrict access to birth control. The Health and Human Services Department wants to redefine many forms of contraception -- including IUDs and most birth control pills -- as abortion. The rule change, which would bypass Congress, has vast implications. Pharmacists and healthcare workers who object to abortion could refuse to supply women with contraceptives. Insurance companies could withhold coverage for birth control. Rape victims could be denied emergency contraceptives.
Tell Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt at 202.619.0257 to halt the backdoor campaign to redefine abortion.