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  •  Speaking of outrage ... (3+ / 0-)
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    Avila, moiv, Pandoras Box

    Haven't heard anything about this since 2004

    Bush plans to screen whole US population for mental illness

    http://www.bmj.com/...

    I was outraged then ... outraged now.

    Recently, this:

    Abortion Proposal Sets Condition on Aid

    http://www.nytimes.com/...

    What they can't get outright, they'll sneak in by a back door.

    There's a Congressional Women's Caucus which should be lobbied by us, as well as all of Congress.

    Against silence, which is slavery. -- Czeslaw Milosz

    by Caneel on Sun Jul 20, 2008 at 02:21:50 PM PDT

    •  I don't think they really ever did the mental (3+ / 0-)
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      Avila, Pandoras Box, FishBiscuit

      health screening; my husband is a psychiatrist, and I would have heard about that. Bush probably said that to sound "compassionate" (oh how I hate that word now) for the election. I do understand your point about the opposite implications of doing this as well, the ones which are very worrying.

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