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Bush Administration Appointee Keroack Was Unqualified to Run American's Family Planning Program

Planned Parenthood Demands Legitimate Public Health Expert Be Appointed to Key Women's Health Post

WASHINGTON, DC ó Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) the nation's leading reproductive health care advocate and provider, celebrated the news Thursday that anti-birth control advocate Eric Keroack will no longer oversee Title X, the nationís family planning program. The day he took office, Planned Parenthood launched a massive grassroots campaign against Keroack, rallying a nationwide groundswell of opposition to his appointment.

PPFA President Cecile Richards issued the following statement on the resignation:

ďItís a good day for womenís health. Keroack was unqualified to run the nationís family planning program. The Bush administration must replace Keroack with a legitimate, mainstream public health expert who supports family planning and access to birth control. More than 17 million women in our country need access to affordable birth control. The nationís family planning program should be run by a champion for womenís health and safety.Ē




Erin Kiernon 202-360-1198
Andrea Hagelgans 646-369-8617

Published: 03.29.07

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