From The Washington Post, this news:
The Obama administration has begun the process of rescinding sweeping new federal protections that were granted in December to health-care workers who refuse to provide care that violates their personal, moral or religious beliefs.
The Office of Management and Budget announced this morning that it was reviewing a proposal to lift the controversial "conscience" regulation, the first step toward reversing the policy. Once the OMB has reviewed the proposal it will published in Federal Register for a 30-day public comment period.
"We are proposing rescinding the Bush rule," said an official with the Health and Human Services Department, which drafted the rule change.
The official also said, "We support a tightly written conscience clause. We recognize and understand that some providers have objections about abortion, and we want to make sure that current law protects them..." We shall see...
In related new, LifeNews.com reports that the "Oklahoma state House has approved a pro-life bill that prohibits using abortions for purposes of sex-selection. The House passed the legislation 93-4 on Wednesday and now the measure heads to the state Senate for its consideration." Read more here and here.