‘Conscience Rule’ Creates Quandary for Hospitals

Iulia Anghelescu, WeNews correspondent, writes, “Now that Sen. Barack Obama is president-elect, some pro-choice activists don’t think it’s so dire that President Bush is on the brink of signing a health-policy rule that could restrict access to contraception and abortion. But for as long as it lasts, the rule–issued as a draft proposal by the Health and Human Services Department in August and under public review through late September–could complicate legal and financial life for any federally funded institution.”