by Max Brantley
Bush is a lame duck, but his administration still works its destructive magic. Here, it is proposing a rule seemingly to protect employment rights of nurses who oppose abortion. Could this put a nurse in a hospital emergency room who would deny a contraceptive pill to a rape victim as a matter of her conscience? Why, yes it could.
And would it surprise you that the Bush administration has made a hash of investigating violations of wage-and-hour laws? Of course not.