News Bush-Appointed Opponent of Birth Control Out as Head of Office of Population Affairs, Which Oversees Programs Providing Birth Control to Poor
posted by March 30 at 9:34 AMon
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.