Copyright 2006 Advisory Board Firm and Kaiser Family Basis. All rights reserved.. Accusations against medics charged with infecting kids with HIV – attempt to hide poor Libyan medical system The accusations against five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor charged with infecting hundreds of Libyan children with HIV are ‘an attempt to deflect Libyans’ attention from the shocking state of their own medical system,’ a Washington Post editorial says . The six medical employees were sentenced to loss of life by firing squad in-may 2004 for allegedly infecting 426 kids through contaminated blood products at Al Fateh Children’s Hospital in Benghazi, Libya.Abortion foes also elevated questions about Pennsylvania’s plan, but condition officials said the criticism was baseless. Trying to head off more problems, the Health and Human Services Department announced last week the program won’t cover abortions except in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s existence is in peril – exceptions traditionally allowed under federal law. That is clearly a more restrictive plan than will become generally applied under Obama’s new healthcare law. Starting in 2014, the overhaul allows subsidized health insurance plans to cover abortions federally, but only if policyholders pay for coverage and the amount of money is segregated from authorities funds separately.