Trump Taps Birth Control Denier to Lead ‘Population Affairs’

Continues Dismantling of Health and Human Services

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Republican President Donald Trump, according to the Chicago Tribune, has named Teresa Manning, an anti-choice birth control denier, to run “the Title X program, which provides family planning funding for poor Americans or those without health insurance.”

“Manning’s selection as the Department of Health and Human Services’ deputy assistant secretary for population affairs…has pleased abortion foes and angered abortion rights proponents.”

Said Manning during a 2003 NPR interview: “Of course, contraception doesn’t work….The prospect that contraception would always prevent the conception of a child is preposterous.”

“Manning, a former lobbyist with the National Right to Life Committee and legislative analyst for the conservative Family Research Council, has criticized several family planning methods over the course of her career.”