Taking another step into the abortion debate, the Obama administration today will move to rescind a controversial rule that allows healthcare workers to deny abortion counseling or other family planning services if doing so would violate their moral beliefs, according to administration officials. . . .As predicted here and in many other places, abortion (and same-sex "marriage") will now begin to trump religious freedom, a catastrophe not only for the children who will be killed in the womb and the children who will be indoctrinated by in the absurd belief that sex between members of the same sex is indistinguishable from the marriage of a man and a woman -- but it will be a catastrophe for the American political experiment, for which religious freedom is a fundamental bedrock.
Last month without official ceremony, Obama overturned a controversial ban on U.S. funding for international aid groups that provide abortion services.
The move by the Department of Health and Human Services to throw out the conscience rule is being made equally quietly as most of Washington focuses on the president's blockbuster budget plan.
Read the L.A. Times story here, tame, even tepid, though it is.