The Bush administration has appointed a new chief of family-planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services who worked at a Christian pregnancy-counseling organization that regards the distribution of contraceptives as "demeaning to women."
Eric Keroack, medical director for A Woman's Concern, a nonprofit group based in Dorchester, Mass., will become deputy assistant secretary for population affairs in the next two weeks, department spokeswoman Christina Pearson said yesterday.
The Keroack appointment angered many family-planning advocates, who noted that A Woman's Concern supports sexual abstinence until marriage, opposes contraception and does not distribute information promoting birth control at its six centers in eastern Massachusetts.
Can you believe it? A family planning chief who doesn't believe in birth control. That is breathtakingly crazy.
And senate confirmation is not required for this appointment.
I hope nobody thinks that just because the Democrats took control of the House and Senate that we can all rest easy. The Bush administration is obviously out to do just as much damage as humanly possible.