Saturday, November 18, 2006

Daily Brief - November 17, 2006

Bush Appoints Pro-Life Physician to HHS Position

Dr. Keroack: On the Road to Pro-Life Policies

Keeping his promise to appoint men and women who respect the culture of life, President Bush appointed Dr. Eric Keroack as deputy assistant secretary for Health and Human Services. For many in the crisis pregnancy and abstinence movements, Dr. Keroack is already a household name. Using ultra-sound imagery to discourage abortions, he made it his life's work to counsel women about the personhood of their unborn children. For years, his prowess as a physician and passion for pregnancy resource centers he earned him a sterling reputation in the pro-family community.

In his new role, he will bring this same character and concern for women to family planning and population issues, fields that could certainly benefit from his experience and conviction. With oversight of $283 million in annual grants, Dr. Keroack is certain to encourage programs that respect and boast woman's health and parents' roles. We applaud the president for his decision. While President Bush has been an outspoken voice for bipartisanship of late, FRC is grateful to know that working across party lines doesn't mean abandoning core values.

(Source: Tony Perkins' Washington Update; Family Research Council; Nov. 17, 2006)