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Bush Appointment Angers Family Planning Group
AP ^ | 11/17/06 | ANDREW BRIDGES

Posted on 11/17/2006 2:09:41 PM PST by kiriath_jearim

WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, to the consternation of its critics, has picked the medical director of an organization that opposes premarital sex, contraception and abortion to lead the office that oversees federally funded teen pregnancy, family planning and abstinence programs.

The appointment of Eric Keroack, a Marblehead, Mass. obstetrician and gynecologist, to oversee the federal Office of Population Affairs and its $283 million annual budget has angered family-planning advocates.

Keroack currently is medical director of A Woman's Concern, a Christian nonprofit. The Dorchester, Mass.-based organization runs six centers in the state that offer free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds and counseling. It also works to "help women escape the temptation and violence of abortion," according to its statement of faith. And it opposes contraception, saying its use increases out-of-wedlock pregnancy and abortion rates.

"A Woman's Concern is persuaded that the crass commercialization and distribution of birth control is demeaning to women, degrading of human sexuality and adverse to human health and happiness," its contraception policy reads in part.

"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.

A message left with A Woman's Concern was not immediately returned Friday.

Keroack's appointment as deputy assistant secretary for population affairs does not require Senate confirmation. He is expected to start work in the next several weeks, Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Christina Pearson said.

The department's assistant secretary for health, Dr. John Agwunobi, cited Keroack's experience in working primarily with "women and girls in crisis" in lauding his appointment.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; bush; plannedparenthood

1 posted on 11/17/2006 2:09:43 PM PST by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim

sounds like the perfect candidate.


2 posted on 11/17/2006 2:11:24 PM PST by dalight
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To: kiriath_jearim
While GOP political operatives and many in the legislative brance may continue to wallow in their own filth, the President continues with a real conservative agenda.
3 posted on 11/17/2006 2:11:33 PM PST by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: unspun
brance = branch
4 posted on 11/17/2006 2:12:01 PM PST by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

But some freepers are insisting that President Bush is not a conservative at all. This article must be a lie (extreme sarcasm).


5 posted on 11/17/2006 2:12:23 PM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: unspun

You read my mind. Great post.


6 posted on 11/17/2006 2:12:52 PM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: kiriath_jearim

It sounds like he made a good appointment to me.


7 posted on 11/17/2006 2:14:30 PM PST by sokit2mebb
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To: kiriath_jearim

This group has an anual $283 million dollar a year budget? Why?


8 posted on 11/17/2006 2:14:58 PM PST by Ingtar (Prensa dos para el ingles)
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To: kiriath_jearim

What's wrong with a few abortions among friends?


9 posted on 11/17/2006 2:16:20 PM PST by ConservativeMind
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To: kiriath_jearim

To: Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Nobody human, cares what you genocidal death pigs
think, or are angry about.

You evil, subhuman, pig beasts.

Signed,
The ones who will survive, as all those
who follow your pig beast ways...die.


10 posted on 11/17/2006 2:17:47 PM PST by NickatNite2003
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To: unspun
the President continues with a real conservative agenda

BS.

...its $283 million annual budget...

11 posted on 11/17/2006 2:17:54 PM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
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To: ConservativeMind
Hold on there, I misread that.

The man is from a group opposed to abortions.

My bad.
12 posted on 11/17/2006 2:19:15 PM PST by ConservativeMind
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To: kiriath_jearim

Isn't it funny how a group that advocates ripping family members into bits and pieces calls itself "Planned Parenthood."

Kind of like calling my shotgun a fertilizer-producer. Geez, some people really have no shame....


13 posted on 11/17/2006 2:22:26 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: ConservativeMind

Will Casey Jr. support President Bush in nominating this pro Life Individual?


14 posted on 11/17/2006 2:22:59 PM PST by petkus
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To: kiriath_jearim

HA! Good.


15 posted on 11/17/2006 2:23:29 PM PST by agrace (http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/agrace/)
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To: steve-b

Curious, what would the budget be if Bush were a "true Conservative", in your opinion?


16 posted on 11/17/2006 2:26:54 PM PST by L98Fiero (Terrorists, Communists and Liberals. All happy with a Democrat Congress)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Good. To give him credit, Bush has done his best to put social conservatives in at the UN and other "family planning" hotspots.

The Dems want to use taxpayer funding to exterminate people deemed excess population, a cause strongly supported by both clintons but resisted by Bush since his first day in office.


17 posted on 11/17/2006 2:27:23 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Thank you Mr. President.

May God bless you Mr. President, and may God bless America.


18 posted on 11/17/2006 2:30:10 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: steve-b
BS. ...its $283 million annual budget...

SB, the President cannot dismantle a legislated and budgeted arm of the executive branch, whatever he wishes. That must be done via the legislative branch (e.g., Reagan and the Dept. of Education).

19 posted on 11/17/2006 2:35:28 PM PST by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: unspun

President Bush has always been a STRONG advocate for life, especially the unborn! I wish Planned Parenthood could be destroyed as they have destroyed millions of lives!


20 posted on 11/17/2006 2:39:19 PM PST by princess leah
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To: kiriath_jearim

Anyone that opposes contraception is an idiot.


21 posted on 11/17/2006 2:40:04 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Libertarians are more conservative than pubbies. Strictest interpretation of the constitution,)
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To: kiriath_jearim
The Bush administration, to the consternation of its critics, has picked the medical director of an organization that opposes premarital sex, contraception and abortion to lead the office that oversees federally funded teen pregnancy, family planning and abstinence programs.

But we all know that Bush is not really a Conservative, now don't we.

22 posted on 11/17/2006 2:46:46 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (Gal.4:16))
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To: MonroeDNA

I think he means opposes contraception for underage teenagers as a means of birth control.


23 posted on 11/17/2006 2:48:55 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (Gal.4:16))
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To: kiriath_jearim

Planned Parenthood (What a crock!) has received $3.9 billion (that's BILLION)in taxpayer money through federal government grants since 1987, ostensibly justified because PP serves the public weal through its "family planning" programs.
Over the past two years PP has received $551 million in federal taxpayer money alone (over and above any state or local funds). This amounted to approx. one -third of its total ill-gotten income.
Please ask --- demand, beg, whatever, that your U. S. Senators and Representatives put an end to this abomination. Ask that they access PP's web site, read their advice to questions raised by teen-aged youth, then explain to you why the Congress should continue to insult taxpayers by giving our money to PP.


24 posted on 11/17/2006 2:52:25 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: kiriath_jearim

Good for W...


25 posted on 11/17/2006 3:09:33 PM PST by DesScorp (.)
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To: petkus
Will Casey Jr. support President Bush in nominating this pro Life Individual?

Excellent question.

26 posted on 11/17/2006 3:17:42 PM PST by syriacus (Millions in South Korea are free because 30,000 US troops DIED in 3 years under TRUMAN.)
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To: jveritas
But some freepers are insisting that President Bush is not a conservative at all. This article must be a lie (extreme sarcasm

I'll be one of the 1st to give credit where credit is due. Thanks, GW. (my perception is to turn to page 6 & see some screwed up appointment in another arena)

27 posted on 11/17/2006 3:25:00 PM PST by Digger
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To: kiriath_jearim
Bush Appointment Angers Family Planning Group

"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.

Planned Parenthood is a "Family Planning Group"?

28 posted on 11/17/2006 3:25:31 PM PST by lowbridge (Got my own set of keys to the Rovian Weather and Earthquake Machine.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

The words that were included in this article to inflame the left were "a Christian nonprofit". The left will now do everything that they can to squash him.
Damn the left.


29 posted on 11/17/2006 3:31:36 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Leftist policies don't work. They hurt those they pretend to help.)
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To: MonroeDNA

how about giving it to your 14 year old daughter without you knowing about it? is that smart?


30 posted on 11/17/2006 3:36:32 PM PST by wwcj
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To: Cicero

Yes he has, and you can bet if Hitlery gets in there, ALL of that will change. Wonder if Rudy or McLame would change some of this stuff or leave it as is????? Something to think about if you are a "Donner Party Conservative".


31 posted on 11/17/2006 4:00:23 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (Barbour/Steele '08)
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To: syriacus; petkus
Keroack's appointment as deputy assistant secretary for population affairs does not require Senate confirmation
32 posted on 11/18/2006 5:37:21 PM PST by metalurgist (Believe in my God or I will kill you! The cry of all religious extremists.)
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To: metalurgist
Keroack's appointment as deputy assistant secretary for population affairs does not require Senate confirmation

Thank you for pointing this out, metalurgist.

33 posted on 11/19/2006 5:17:53 AM PST by syriacus (Millions in South Korea are free because 30,000 US troops DIED in 3 years under TRUMAN.)
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