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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-05 04:43 PM
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37. Progressives could greet the anti-abortion folks with these tidbits
on Frist:

HCA does not trumpet its reported involvement with abortion. But, in April, Catholic Financial Services Corporation (CFSC), a mutual fund company, announced that it was starting an S&P 500 Index Fund that would "exclude companies on the abortion issue"�and that HCA was one of only six companies on the index that would be excluded on these grounds. A spokesman for the mutual fund explained to me last week that the company excludes hospital chains that perform abortions and pharmaceutical companies that deal in drugs that induce abortion.

And:

Given Frist's professed anxiety about government rationing of health care services, it is ironic that he turned his Senate office into a makeshift clinic for members of Congress to receive flu shots days prior to October 5, 2004, when the Federal government asked healthy adults to forego the vaccinations because of a nation-wide shortage. Some of the Congressmen Frist treated took the shot under advice from their doctors. However it is common for high-ranking officials to obtain such privileges both as a result of influence and as a result of the fact that they are an important component of the government and their incapacitation would hamper its operation.

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