Skip to content

325,000 Sign MoveOn Petition Objecting to Proposed HHS Rule

August 20, 2008

I and others have written quite a bit about the proposed HHS rule on abortion and physician conscience, so I won’t rehash it all here. For background, check out these posts and the links therein, this post at OBOS, and RHRealityCheck’s extensive coverage.

Today, the issue gained additional coverage as MoveOn and Planned Parenthood delivered to HHS more than 325,000 names of those who signed a petition objecting to the proposed rule. I don’t know exactly how effective such a petition is, but I do find it impressive that so many names were gathered in less than a week. ABC News covered the story, and RHRealityCheck has a report from the event.

Prior to the petition, 57 healthcare organizations voiced their objections (including the AMA and ACOG) in a letter to HHS Secretary Leavitt, as have numerous members of congress.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sheila permalink
    August 21, 2008 1:19 pm

    They have been officially proposed this afternoon…
    see http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2008pres/08/20080821a.html which has a link on the bottom to the regs.

  2. August 21, 2008 2:35 pm

    Thanks for the link, Sheila. I won’t be able to read it thoroughly until later, but I’m hearing that RHRealityCheck is on it. I expect they’ll have some coverage up soon.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: