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So, I generally try to keep politics out of my blog. I don't need to annoy folks I otherwise enjoy talking to.

However... I am a raging liberal and I get topic/petition e-mails from MoveOn.org. This afternoon, I got an e-mail from them that presses my biggest hot-button issue _really, really_ hard. Now, I do try to check things out when I get e-mail from them, because they can be an extreme group. I checked this one out some, and I'm convinced enough to pass on the description and the petition.

There's a re-wording proposal in front of the Department of Health and Human Services that could be read in such a way as to classify birth control as a form of abortion.

It could simply be poorly drafted. I can accept that. But the White House refuses to comment and members of Congress are upset by it. That's enough to make me worry. ABC ran a story on it around 3-4 weeks ago. And the Houston Chronical ran an editorial just this past weekend.

MoveOn gives a link to the letter to the Secretary of the Department of HHS from upset member of the Senate. Can I prove it's real? Not truely. But it seems reasonable.

So, go read and decide for yourself. If you're interested in signing the petition (which reads "Contraception is NOT abortion. The Bush Administration's proposal to change the definition of abortion and reduce women's access to birth control must be stopped."), please feel free to click through.

Thank you for your time. I apologize to any who were offended.
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