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Friday, March 30, 2007

Bush-Appointed Opponent of Birth Control Out as Head of Office of Population Affairs, Which Oversees Programs Providing Birth Control to Poor

posted by on March 30 at 9:34 AM

A little good news

The head of the federal office responsible for providing women with access to contraceptives and counseling to prevent pregnancy resigned unexpectedly Thursday after Medicaid officials took action against him in Massachusetts.

The Health and Human Services Department provided no details about the nature of the Massachusetts action that led to Dr. Eric Keroack’s resignation.

Just five months ago, Keroack was chosen by President Bush to oversee HHS’ Office of Population Affairs and its $283 million annual budget. The pick angered Planned Parenthood and other groups that support abortion rights, which viewed him as opposed to birth control and comprehensive sex education. Keroack had worked for an organization that opposes contraception.

Hm… I wonder what action Massachusetts is taking against Keroack, and why. Here’s hoping Gonzales is next.

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this kind of stuff makes me so pissed off i can barely make a coherent sentence...i had to scroll down on slog and look at the cute picture of knut on the vanity fair cover just to calm down. how many days left until bush is out of office?

Posted by Lizzie | March 30, 2007 10:08 AM

Knut heals all wounds.

Posted by keshmeshi | March 30, 2007 10:19 AM

Nice! Here's hoping Julie MacDonald is next. What a bitch!

Posted by him | March 30, 2007 11:10 AM

Oh man, I just peed myself in happiness a little.

Posted by Sashakovich | March 30, 2007 11:27 AM

It's not good news when whoever replaces him is going to be as much a christian taliban as he was. Gonzales is the same: he's no better than Ashcroft, and the next one will be no better than him. This fish is rotten at the head (and that's Rove). The Bush Administration will put ideology ahead of competence; given the choice between doing what's right and doing what is most politically advantageous, they will pick the politics every single time. They have no concept that governing a nation is somehow different from waging a scorched-earth political campaign, or that taking an oath of office imposes responsibilities to all the people you govern (whether you agree with them or not).

Posted by Joe | March 30, 2007 11:38 AM

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