In a move that will surprise approximately no one, the latest Bush appointee to head a program in the HHS is a nutter from the FRC who opposes contraception:
The Bush administration again has appointed a chief of family planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services who has been critical of contraception.
Susan Orr, most recently an associate commissioner in the Administration for Children and Families, was appointed Monday to be acting deputy assistant secretary for population affairs. She will oversee $283 million in annual grants to provide low-income families and others with contraceptive services, counseling and preventive screenings.
In a 2001 article in The Washington Post, Orr applauded a Bush proposal to stop requiring all health insurance plans for federal employees to cover a broad range of birth control. “We’re quite pleased, because fertility is not a disease,” said Orr, then an official with the Family Research Council.
At this point, I suppose there is really not much to say other than “Elections mean things.” If you are sick to death of this kind of absurd bullshit, you have an option, You can vote against these idiots in 2008. Or, you can deal with the consequences.
As a side note, not to go all Ron Paul on you, but why the hell do we even need this damned office?
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According to Think Progress, Orr has also stated that contraceptives are part of the “culture of death.” I guess this leads me to inevitably conclude that my penis has, at numerous times over the past few decades, officially been a weapon of mass destruction.
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A somewhat popular blogger observes:
I hear the cries of millions of sperm screaming as they suffocate within their rubbery prison…which is ribbed for her pleasure
According to George Bush’s new director of federal family planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services, if you use a condom, you are part of the “culture of death”.
Looks like we’re going to need to add another definition to ‘spermicide’.
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