The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has drafted a rule that would call it abortion when a contraceptive prevents a fertilized egg from embedding itself in the uterine wall.
That's one of the ways many birth-control pills and intrauterine devices work.
This is less surprising when you consider the kind of people President Bush has appointed to pertinent policy positions in his administration:
Contraception as most women practice it is part of the ``culture of death,'' declared Susan Orr, whom President George W. Bush put in charge of the Office of Population Affairs.
The rule is part of a larger one to give pharmacists a federal right to impose their own moral judgments on pharmacy customers who don't share their views.