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Personally, I was glad to be demeaned by birth control!

From Christopher Lee at the Washington Post:

The Bush administration has appointed a new chief of family-planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services ... The federal family-planning program, created in 1970, supports a network of 4,600 family-planning clinics that provide information and counseling to 5 million people a year. Services include patient education and counseling, breast and pelvic exams, pregnancy diagnosis and counseling, and screenings for cervical cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.

[The new chief] will advise Secretary Mike Leavitt on matters such as reproductive health and adolescent pregnancy. He will oversee $283 million in annual family-planning grants that, according to HHS, are "designed to provide access to contraceptive supplies and information to all who want and need them with priority given to low-income persons."

So who did President Bush choose to fill this position? Dr. Eric Keroack, an OB/GYN who is medical director for A Woman's Concern, a nonprofit group based in Dorchester, Mass. that opposes contraception and does not distribute information promoting birth control at its six centers in eastern Massachusetts.

"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," the group's Web site says.

Apparently, Dr. Keroack believes it is better for a woman to churn out a baby every 10 months throughout her child-bearing years than for her to be DEMEANED and DEGRADED by the use of birth control.

Why is it that when we go into the voting booth, we have to choose between two parties composed of extremist lunatics?!

Sigh ...

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