Let’s see if all the so called feminists that hurled  insults at Palin will demand Obama takes a position on that. let’s see if he does. 6 million fundies who stayed home on election day bet he’ll let this stay. After all, Roe has been his “9.11” over women

International Herald tribune reports

A last-minute Bush administration plan to grant sweeping new protections to health care providers who oppose abortion and other procedures on religious or moral grounds has provoked a torrent of objections, including a strenuous protest from the government agency that enforces job-discrimination laws.

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.

But three officials from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, including its legal counsel, whom President George W. Bush appointed, said the proposal would overturn 40 years of civil rights law prohibiting job discrimination based on religion.

The article actually mentions a reaction from Obama and a potential remedy that for some reason would take up to 6 months:

Obama has said the proposal will raise new hurdles to women seeking reproductive health services, like abortion and some contraceptives. Michael Leavitt, the health and human services secretary, said that was not the purpose.

Officials at the Health and Human Services Department said they intended to issue a final version of the rule within days. Aides and advisers to Obama said he would try to rescind it, a process that could take three to six months.

OK, this is where I am confused. We know Obama proposes to use executive orders to cancel some Bush measures. We know Bush’s first EO was to issue a gag order on international orhanizations re: contraception and abortion in order to get US funds. So, how about we see this rule rescinded upon Obama’s installation, rather than in 3 to 6 months?

Here’s another tinfoil hat question: why did W go out of his way to spring this AFTER the election?

To avoid the usual rush of last-minute rules, the White House said in May that new regulations should be proposed by June 1 and issued by Nov. 1. The “provider conscience” rule missed both deadlines.

I wonder, would those 6 million fundies stayed home in the middle of a spirited debate on htis one?