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Pro-life: Draft of new HHS document defines life as ‘beginning at conception’

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 10/14/17

A small but significant shift includes three words that have huge meaning:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a draft of its new strategic plan for 2018-2022, and with the addition of a few small words, it’s clear that there is a major change. Formerly, the document stated the following in its introductory information:

HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving Americans at every stage of life.

The new edition now states this: HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception.

HHS is accepting comments on the public draft through the end of this month.

You can read the full draft here. 

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