I’m learning lots of new names lately. I just mastered Ted Leonsis, and now the Bush badministration is pushing Eric Keroack at us.
No dharma bum, Keroack is a gynecologist who has been appointed head of the federal Office of Population Affairs. Even this office is new to me, but it has a budget of $283 million. What does it do with all that money? Well, it “oversees federally funded teen pregnancy, family planning and abstinence programs.”
So what’s the problem? It seems this guy is the head of a Christian group called A Woman’s Concern, and he “opposes premarital sex, contraception and abortion.” So we have a guy in charge, bascially, of family planning who doesn’t believe in family planning, in any sense that most people think of it.
“The appointment of anti-birth control, anti-sex education advocate Dr. Eric Keroack to oversee the nation’s family planning program is striking proof that the Bush administration remains dramatically out of step with the nation’s priorities,” Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement.
The quotes are from a CNN article on this appointment.