Friday, October 19, 2007

New nitwit in town

Time to see what new trials, tribulations and idiotic appointments our friends south of the border have to endure. The latest one is Susan Orr, appointed this week by Bush to oversee federal family planning programs. Oh dear -- where does Georgie find them? Right, the Family Research Council -- he has to throw a bone to the whackjobs once in awhile.

But I digress... Ms. Orr is supposedly highly-qualified. Just not for this particular post -- she refers to contraception -- contraception, mind you, not abortion -- as part of "The Culture of Death" these drooling anti-choice cretins are so fond of referencing as they swoon and clutch their pearls. Here's part of Orr's curriculum vitae:
– In a 2001, Orr embraced a Bush administration proposal to “stop requiring all health insurance plans for federal employees” to cover a broad range of birth control. “We’re quite pleased, because fertility is not a disease,” said Orr.

– At the 2001 Conservative Political Action Conference, Orr cheered Bush’s endorsement of Reagan’s “Mexico City Policy,” which required NGOs receiving federal funds to “neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.” Orr said that it was proof Bush was pro-life “in his heart.”

– In a 2000 Weekly Standard article, Orr railed against requiring health insurance plans to cover contraceptives. “It’s not about choice,” said Orr. “It’s not about health care. It’s about making everyone collaborators with the culture of death.

Orr authored a paper in 2000 titled, “Real Women Stay Married.” In it she wrote that women should “think about focusing our eyes, not upon ourselves, but upon the families we form through marriage."

Oh, yeah! -- hand someone who's against contraception for gawd's sake a huge budget for family planning services and watch her blow it on abstinence-only plans that are proven failures. Duh!