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Late yesterday, the Bush administration announced the appointment of a staunchly anti-birth control extremist to a leadership role in the Office of Population Affairs.
Orr's anti-reproductive health stance is clear. She applauded's reinstatement of the global gag rule and urged him to revoke approval for mifepristone (formerly known as ) — both while working for the notoriously anti-choice, anti-birth control, anti-sex education organization, the Family Research Council.
It is hard to imagine a more mismatched role for Orr than one in the Office of Population Affairs, the department that advises the secretary of health on policies concerning reproductive health. And Orr's new role? Why, it's to run the family planning program, of course.
The family planning program that Orr will run plays a critical role in ensuring that low-income families have access to contraceptive services.
In other words, a virulently anti-family planning radical is in charge of family planning. Appointments don't get more egregious than this — .
If this situation sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve been here before. Less than a year ago, the Bush administration also tried to put Eric Keroack, whose anti-birth control stance rivals that of Susan Orr, in charge of family planning. After an outpouring of opposition, he stepped down from office – but the Bush administration is continuing its efforts to put ideology over science. Susan Orr’s appointment and an emerging crisis in the federal government’s birth control program make that clear (we'll be letting you know how you can help on this issue, as well).
Thank you for standing up for women who need reproductive health services by taking action today.
President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
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