Friday, November 17, 2006

Republican Family-Planning Chief Doesn't Believe in Family-Planning

How do you get a job in this administration? Bush has shown that he tends to look at horse lawyers to run FEMA, cranky neo-cons to be Secretary of Defense, and scandal-plagued zealots for the Supreme Court. And the Republican Congress approved them all.

Now, he has hired someone actively hostile to the work he was hired to do. Eric Keroack, the new deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, will be in charge of spending $283 million in annual family-planning grants, opposes contraception! Why in the world would he oppose contraception? Because it is "demeaning to women"!

No, I'm not making that up.

What's more, he doesn't even want people to talk about contraception. The nonprofit he worked for does not distribute information promoting birth control at its pregnancy service centers.

Great hire! Heck of a job, Bushie.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, look at the brightside.

He'll only be there for 2 years, tops.

11/17/2006 11:46 AM  
Blogger Ambitious Fledgling said...

They need more babies to fight their wars Dan, come on now. =)

11/17/2006 12:37 PM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

I think it's important to comment not only when I'm in disagreement, but when I'm in agreement. In the case of this particular Bush appointment, I agree with you, Dan. Family planning must include contraception and Keroack's rationale that it is demeaning to women is absolutely absurd.

11/17/2006 8:30 PM  

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