Monday, November 5, 2007

Anti-Birth Control Hardliner to Head Family Planning Post

Yet another anti-birth control, anti-sex education hardliner, Susan Orr, was named to run the nation’s largest family planning and birth control program, Title X. President Bush recently appointed Orr to this position, which administers Title X, the nation's family planning program, which provides high-quality family planning and preventive health care services to more than five million low-income individuals annually, helping prevent more than one million unintended pregnancies each year.

Orr was formerly a senior director for marriage and family care at the Family Research Council, a political organization that opposes family planning. While in this role, Orr cheered the Bush administration’s proposed elimination of the contraceptive coverage requirement from federal employees’ health insurance. Said Orr of the proposal, “We're quite pleased because fertility is not a disease. It's not a medical necessity that you have [contraception].”

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