In its final months, the Bush administration is wrapping up a parting gift for the religious right: an official definition of abortion so sweeping it would include the use of birth control pills and other forms of hormonal contraceptives, as well as intrauterine devices.
The proposal came to light because somebody leaked it to the public. It expands upon federal law that prohibits entities that receive federal dollars from discriminating against health care providers - institutions and individuals - who refuse to perform, pay for or make referrals for abortions based on moral objections.
Jesus f***ing christ.
So not only will federal money be restricted to health care providers who allow their employees to DENY CARE to their patients on a whim (err, a 'moral objection', whatever that may be and with whatever justification), but abortion will include ANY type of birth control.