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BTL:NOW Challenges Bush Appointment of Anti-Contraception Doctor to...

...Head Federal Family Planning Office~Interview with Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
NOW Challenges Bush Appointment of Anti-Contraception Doctor to Head Federal Family Planning Office

Interview with Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

In the ten weeks between the November election and the swearing-in of the new Congress in January, President George Bush is pushing hard to get his favored legislation and key appointments approved by the outgoing GOP-controlled House and Senate. This comes even though many of the president's far-right views were repudiated at the ballot box on Nov. 7.

In a move that demonstrates even more arrogance than usual, Bush has appointed a doctor, who opposes birth control, to be in charge of federal family planning funds. Because it's not a top-level position, Dr. Eric Keroack, who would become deputy assistant secretary for population affairs, does not require Senate approval of his appointment.

But that isn't stopping groups opposed to his taking office from pressuring the administration to reverse itself. Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Kim Gandy, president of NOW, the National Organization for Women. She describes Keroack's extreme views and what steps NOW is taking to prevent his appointment.

For more information, or to sign a petition against Keroack, call (202) 628-8669 or visit the group's website at www.now.org

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