December 3rd, 2008

Umbrella Love


Broader medical refusal rule may go far beyond abortion
The Bush administration plans a new 'right of conscience' rule that would allow more workers to refuse more procedures. Critics say it could apply to artificial insemination and birth control.
By David G. Savage
December 2, 2008

Reporting from Washington -- The outgoing Bush administration is planning to announce a broad new "right of conscience" rule permitting medical facilities, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare workers to refuse to participate in any procedure they find morally objectionable, including abortion and possibly even artificial insemination and birth control.

For more than 30 years, federal law has dictated that doctors and nurses may refuse to perform abortions. The new rule would go further by making clear that healthcare workers also may refuse to provide information or advice to patients who might want an abortion.

It also seeks to cover more employees. For example, in addition to a surgeon and a nurse in an operating room, the rule would extend to "an employee whose task it is to clean the instruments," the draft rule said.

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Ballerinas and Vampires

Dead City Photos: the first official game

NU peeps, I've had these around and just got around to scanning them.  I don't know why I have so few pictures from this game.  Must have something to do with having to use actual film.  

Non-NU peeps, these are from the Live Action Roleplaying group I was a part of at Northwestern.  We played Vampire: The Masquerade and dressed up for it. 

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