As reported on HuffPost, the Department of Health and Human Services, led by Secretary Michael O. Leavitt, is acting in complicity with the radical religious right. HHS is proposing that federal grant recipients should be allowed to obstruct a woman's access to contraception. How do they do that, you ask? By redefining many forms of contraception which are the preferred method of birth control for 40% of Americans as abortion.
By citing a Zogby poll which states that 49% of Americans believe life to begin at contraception, they argue that many of those who hold this belief would also believe that anything which terminated a pregnancy would be an abortion. So things like the pill, IUD, the patch, the shot, the ring, and emergency contraception would all be abortion methods. Access to these methods could thereby be restricted by recipients of federal grants.
Again, religion trumps science in the Bush administration. Superstition trumps fact. Faith trumps reason in a secular society.
As the Supertramp song "Lover Boy" goes: "So all you ladies beware."