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Obama's Abortion Plans: Aims To Reverse Bush-Era Rules

01/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- The outgoing Bush administration this week will finalize a regulation establishing a "right of conscience" allowing medical staff to refuse to participate in any practice they object to on moral grounds, including abortion but possibly birth control and other health care as well.

In transition offices across town, officials in the incoming Obama administration have begun considering how and when to undo it.

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