Abortion Advocates Wrongly Claim Bush Pro-Doctor Plan Hurts Birth Control

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 17, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Abortion Advocates Wrongly Claim Bush Pro-Doctor Plan Hurts Birth Control

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 17
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — When is an abortion not really an abortion? Apparently when you’re an abortion advocate. A leading pro-abortion group and the Speaker of the House are both misrepresenting a Bush administration plan to help pro-life doctors by saying it hurts efforts to promote birth control.

As LifeNews.com has reported, the Bush administration wants to ensure doctors are not discriminated in hiring or employment if they don’t want to take part in an abortion.

To make clear what an abortion is, the Bush administration has clearly defined it as the destruction of an unborn child after the point of conception, when a unique human being is created.

The new proposal defines abortion as “any of the various procedures — including the prescription, dispensing and administration of any drug or the performance of any procedure or any other action — that results in the termination of the life of a human being in utero between conception and natural birth, whether before or after implantation.”

But leading pro-abortion group NARAL claims "the Bush administration is proposing a new regulation that could discourage doctors and health-care clinics from providing birth control to women who need it."

Nancy Keenan, the head of the pro-abortion group, sent out a member to her members urging them to contact Congress and the White House.

"This proposed regulation deliberately confuses the definitions of contraception and abortion," Keenan claims.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a top abortion advocate, made the same claims in a press statement yesterday.

"If the Administration goes through with this draft proposal, it will launch a dangerous assault on women’s health," she contends. "The majority of Americans oppose this out of touch position that redefines contraception as abortion."

However, pro-life groups say the outcry is more likely because the abortion industry is running out of doctors to do abortions and because Planned Parenthood would lose funds.

Planned Parenthood admitted in its attack on the potential policy that it receives federal funds and, as a result, would be required to follow the rules preventing hiring discrimination.

Meanwhile, as abortion practitioners like Rapin Osathanondh are held accountable for shady medical practices and, in his case, killing a woman in a legal abortion, the number of doctors willing to do abortions is on the decline.

Without making physicians do abortions or allowing nurses to do them, the abortion industry is facing a severe shortage and the number of abortions could continue to decline.

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