Critics Say Bush Administration Removed Some Medical Information From Web Sites To Promote Sexual Abstinence
Some critics of the Bush Administration say that HHS officials have removed medical information, such as information on how condom use can protect against HIV and disproving a connection between breast cancer and abortion, from Web sites "to promote a philosophy of sexual abstinence," the New York Times reports. The removal of the information has "set off protests" from members of Congress, and led "a number" of health advocacy groups to say that HHS is "bowing to pressure from social conservatives," according to the Times. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said, "We're concerned that their decisions are being driven by ideology and not science." The full article is available online (Clymer, New York Times, 11/26).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.