A View From The Handbasket

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
We put the "family" in family planning
Posted by neros_fiddle at 4:58 PM

Following on from my post a few weeks back on Mitt Romney's call to lump birth control pills together with abortion, here's Bush's nominee to head up family planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services:

Susan Orr, most recently an associate commissioner in the Administration for Children and Families, was appointed Monday to be acting deputy assistant secretary for population affairs. She will oversee $283 million in annual grants to provide low-income families and others with contraceptive services, counseling and preventive screenings.

In a 2001 article in The Washington Post, Orr applauded a Bush proposal to stop requiring all health insurance plans for federal employees to cover a broad range of birth control. "We're quite pleased, because fertility is not a disease," said Orr, then an official with the Family Research Council.

In other news, David Duke is reported to be "tanned, rested and ready" to take on an important civil rights post.

(Via Tbogg.)

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