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Bush Nominee For Family Planning Continues To Rankle

Law360 (November 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Controversy continues to swirl around President Bush’s choice to oversee the country’s family planning efforts with seven U.S. House of Representatives Democrats demanding the appointment be rescinded.

“We are concerned that Dr. (Eric) Keroack has promoted policies – including the refusal to distribute contraception even to married women – that directly conflict with the mission of the federal program,” says the letter signed Monday by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter, D-N.Y., among others.

Last week, President Bush appointed Keroack as deputy assistant...
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