Perhaps the most villified US President since Abraham Lincoln, George Bush has been a strong pro-life President.
In the waning days of his administration he is doing what he can to protect pro-life doctors, nurses and health care workers from the next administration, by proposing the following rules:
“The proposed rule would prohibit recipients of federal money from discriminating against doctors, nurses and other health care workers who refuse to perform or to assist in the performance of abortions or sterilization procedures because of their “religious beliefs or moral convictions.”
It would also prevent hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices and drugstores from requiring employees with religious or moral objections to “assist in the performance of any part of a health service program or research activity” financed by the Department of Health and Human Services.”
The incoming Obama administration is upset. Good. Opponents of abortion have taken for granted having a firm friend in the White House. During the next administration, when the unborn will have a firm enemy in the White House, I, for one, will sorely miss George W. Bush.