Politico reports that the Obama administration has hired a spokesman from Planned Parenthood at the Department of Health and Human Services:
If the Obama administration was already on bad terms with abortion opponents, it’s not going to improve relations by hiring Planned Parenthood’s former spokesman for a job at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Tait Sye, Planned Parenthood’s former media director, has joined HHS as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs, HHS made public Friday. He’ll have the public health portfolio — an area where you can be pretty sure abortion and contraception issues will come up.
Sye, who led the family planning organization’s press shop for four and a half years, left the organization last week to move to HHS. He will have responsibility for communications involving the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Charmaine Yoest of AUL is quoted in the story:
“Personnel is policy… This is one more example of how intertwined the Obama administration is with the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood,” Americans United for Life President Charmaine Yoest said in an email. “The Obama administration and HHS have demonstrated their unrelenting bias in favor of the abortion industry throughout the healthcare debate and in the way in which the law is being developed.”