Thursday, October 18, 2007

At Long Last, Have You No Decency?

As I was wandering afield I ran across this:

The Bush administration again has appointed a chief of family
planning programs at the
Department of Health and Human
Services
who has been critical of contraception.

Words fail me. Utterly. I had had a low opinion of the Deciderator before, but I figured outside of ordering an airstrike on Iran, the amount of additional damage he could do to the executive branch's various departments was kinda limited (mainly owing to having done all the damage possible already).

And then I run across that crap. Seriously. Our theocratic incompetent Preznit has decided to put someone opposed to CONTRACEPTION in charge of HHS's Family Planning programs. Not someone critical of free contraceptive handouts. Not someone critical of providing minors with contraceptives without parental consent. No. Someone who:

In a 2001 article in The Washington Post, [appointee] Orr applauded a Bush proposal to stop requiring all health insurance plans for federal employees to cover a broad
range of birth control. "We're quite pleased, because fertility is not a disease," said Orr, then an official with the Family Research Council.
So what, exactly, is the Office of Family Planning going to do under this winger? Recommend paint colors to expectant parents? Offer advice on how to work that eighth baby into a busy work schedule?

There is no limit to the damage these guys can do...it's going to take the next (Democratic) president 4 to 8 years just to UNDO these guys Bad Decision Making Theater, let alone do anything meaningful. Why ANY of them want the job at this point is BEYOND me.

Jesus Fucking Christ.

2 comments:

Renee said...

You can take action on this issue by signing the online petition at http://www.ppaction.org/campaign/oppose_orr/. You'll even get a nice email from the White House about how much they appreciate hearing from citizens like you!

Clark said...

Done. I recommend it to everyone. I still, after 7 years of this shit, am amazed that they can go lower.

At least we'll finally be able to answer the question, "How far is down?"