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New Head of Family Planning Hates Birth Control

Hey, do you enjoy having sex without having babies? If so, the Bush administration’s new head of family planning for the Department of Health has a bone to pick with you. Susan Orr, who is critical of contraception (like, all … Read More

By / October 17, 2007

Hey, do you enjoy having sex without having babies? If so, the Bush administration’s new head of family planning for the Department of Health has a bone to pick with you. Susan Orr, who is critical of contraception (like, all of it), was just put in charge of “$283 million in annual grants to provide low-income families and others with contraceptive services, counseling and preventive screenings.” That’s like giving that “God Hates Fags” minister $283 million to spend on Will and Grace episodes. Bonus money quote, just in case you’re on the fence about whether to start stockpiling condoms:

In a 2001 article in The Washington Post, Orr applauded a Bush 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, then an official with the Family Research Council.

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