November 17, 2006
Bush appoints anti-choicer to oversee family planning
“Once again, we see what lengths this president will go to in order to pacify his anti-birth-control right-wing base,” NARAL President Nancy Keenan said. “This appointment demonstrates that after losing power in both houses of Congress, President Bush will now exploit the powers of his office to advance his far-right agenda. Right after defeats in last week’s election, Bush pledged to seek common ground on issues important to Americans. This latest move shows that he’s willing to break his pledge to the public if it means he scores points with far-right pressure groups. Bush has failed to demonstrate real leadership and is giving every indication that voters should just expect more of the same from this out-of-touch White House.”
Not only is Keroack the medical director at a pregnancy crisis clinic—whose website says the distribution of birth control is demeaning to women—he’s also a super duper proponent of abstinence-only education...and a little odd.
Posted by Jessica at November 17, 2006 11:28 AM