Gloria Feldt on Bush’s anti-family planning appointment to head up family planning agency

Gloria Feldt, former president of Planned Parenthood, has an excellent commentary out about Eric Keroak, President Bush’s anti-birth control appointee to head the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs, which runs the U.S.’s primary family planning program. As Feldt points out, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists family planning as one of the “Ten Greatest Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century”. Nonetheless, President Bush,

“talks piously about creating a culture of life while taking funding from lifesaving prevention programs like family planning and giving it to abstinence only preachers.”

Kerouac’s qualifications for the job include being the director of “A Woman’s Concern”, an organization that attempts to talk women out of abortions. Their policy statement includes this horrifically delusional line,

“A Woman’s Concern is persuaded that the crass commercialization and distribution of birth control is demeaning to women, degrading to human sexuality, and adverse to human health and happiness.”

Many thanks to Ms. Feldt for her right on target critique of this awful appointment.


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