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Social Conservatives, Sebelius Agree—for now—on Contraception and Adoption


As head of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius oversees many hot button issues important to social conservatives. And for at least a few days this December, Sebelius and social conservatives have found themselves on the same sides.

Opposition to Sebelius began before she even entered the administration.

"It is a sad day for America and for America's unborn children that Governor Sebelius, who is no friend to those unborn children, has been confirmed as secretary of Health and Human Services," Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said back in 2009.

Since then, distrust and criticism of Sebelius has grown. The new health care law expanded the power of the head of HHS.

But this December, social conservatives have been surprised by some small Christmas miracles.

On December 7, Sebelius rejected the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recommendation to make the emergency contraception Plan B One-Step available as an over-the-counter ...

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