But we can do something about it. Read about the latest dangerous appointment, the anti-family planning guy Eric Keroack, and then take action at http://www.now.org/lists/now-action-list/msg00272.html
In November of 2006, after pledging to bring the country together after his electoral losses, President Bush appointed anti-contraception doctor Eric Keroack to lead the Department of Health and Human Services' family-planning program - which helps more than five million people annually at 4,600 clinics nationwide.
Keroack has dedicated his career to telling women that birth control and abortion are wrong. He most recently was the medical director for A Woman's Concern, a network of six anti-choice "crisis pregnancy centers" in Massachusetts that maintains a policy that states: "the crass commercialization and distribution of birth control is demeaning to women, degrading of human sexuality and adverse to human health and happiness."
The family planning program provides birth control and other prevention services to underserved communities.
Misuse of 'emergency' appointment powers
1/6/06 - George W. Bush used the holiday recess to fill 17 key government posts, misusing his "emergency" appointment powers to bypass congressional hearings—and bypass lawmakers' constitutional role in confirming presidential nominations.
Several of the appointees had run into opposition from members of Congress for nepotism or cronyism, or during previous nomination or political campaigns, including Ellen Sauerbrey, a staunch abortion rights opponent who had used her previous political appointment with the U.N. to advance that agenda. Sauerbrey was appointed assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, which could put allow her to do even more damage to women's rights.
One nominee, Tracy Henke, in her former post at the Justice Department, tried to prevent information about disparities in police treatment of blacks and whites from appearing in a study report, according to the Washington Post. Henke was appointed executive director of the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness. This is a particularly troubling appointment because of the racial dimension to the government's lack of preparedness to deal with Hurricane Katrina.