So in case you haven't noticed, Susan Orr has been appointed as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs (DASPA). She will oversee Title X, the nation's family planning program, and is openly anti-contraception, anti-choice, and a firm believer in abstinence-only sex education.
Among other things, Orr objected to a Washington, D.C., city council bill requiring health insurers to pay for contraceptives. By not including a “conscience clause” allowing employers to withhold contraceptive coverage, Orr said the council would force employers "to make a choice between serving God and serving the D.C. government."
I'd like to agree with Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who released a statement saying, “This appointment is absurd.” But it isn't just absurd, it's an attack on the health, education, and general welfare of the men and women (and boys and girls) in this country.
The Planned Parenthood Street Team is meeting this Thursday (11/08) at 6:30pm in Espresso
Royale Cafe on Main Street in Ann Arbor to discuss what we can do about this in our community.
If you would like to participate in this meeting, or learn more about the Street Team, please contact Maura at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-929-0036. If you're not local, go ahead and Join the action network to stay informed and take action!