Tuesday, December 5, 2006


Guess who’s at the birth-control wheel?

`The week after his party lost both houses of Congress, President George W. Bush appointed a solid citizen in the anti-contraception movement to run the nation’s contraception program for the poor.

Dr. Eric Keroack, a gynecologist who started work Nov. 21, is a regular speaker at national anti-abortion events. This makes him a strange choice to lead a $283-million federal program, called Title X, whose main purpose is to “provide access to contraceptive supplies and information to all who want and need them.”

Consider that not one anti-abortion organization in the country supports the use of contraception. Even more troubling, Keroack has served on the medical advisory board of the Abstinence Clearinghouse, a board open only to doctors who refuse to promote or prescribe contraception to teens. One in four of all patients served by Title X clinics are teenagers.

Keroack’s colleagues at the Clearinghouse refer to birth control advocates as “condom pushers” and the “safe sex cartel.” ‘

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