Keroack Hits The Road

3 comments March 30th, 2007at 10:09pm Posted by Eli

Excellent:

The head of the federal office responsible for providing women with access to contraceptives and counseling to prevent pregnancy resigned unexpectedly yesterday after Medicaid officials took action against him in Massachusetts.

The Health and Human Services Department provided no details about the nature of the Massachusetts action that led to Dr. Eric Keroack’s resignation.

Five months ago, Keroack was chosen by President Bush to oversee the department’s Office of Population Affairs and its $283 million annual budget. The pick angered Planned Parenthood and other abortion-rights groups that viewed him as opposed to birth control and comprehensive sex education. Keroack had worked for an organization that opposes contraception.

(…)

Keroack told his staff in a letter yesterday that he became aware of the action being taken against his private medical practice in Massachusetts. He said he immediately hired a lawyer to initiate an appeal. He did not elaborate on why the action was taken.

“My attorney feels confident that misunderstandings have occurred and that upon further review of the facts during the appeals process, this action will be reversed,” he wrote. “However, the appeals process will present a significant distraction to my ability to remain focused on my duties.”

Well, that’s Oxytocin Man taken care of. Hopefully we can get rid of Oxycontin Man next.

(h/t Digby)

Entry Filed under: Choice,Corruption/Cronyism,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

3 Comments

  • 1. Interrobang  |  March 31st, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    The only bad thing about his leaving that position is that now he’s going to go back to his so-called “private practice,” his anti-abortion forced-pregnancy centre where they lie about abortion and try to scare women into giving birth against their will.

    In one sense, it was good to have him more or less out in public where we could easily keep a weather eye on him. Goodness knows, he’s a complete looneytune and bears a great deal of watching.

  • 2. PoliShifter  |  March 31st, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    one more fox removed from the henhouse…About 500 left to go.

  • 3. Eli  |  March 31st, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    The only bad thing about his leaving that position is that now he’s going to go back to his so-called “private practice,” his anti-abortion forced-pregnancy centre where they lie about abortion and try to scare women into giving birth against their will.

    It kinda sounded like that might not last much longer either…


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