Donald Trump’s White House is like a circus, and the behavior of its staff prove that more and more each day.
Yesterday, yet another one of Trump’s administration members was physically removed from the building, not too long after ex-staffer Omarosa Manigault was “dragged” from the White House last month. Anti-choice activist Teresa Manning, who Trump appointed to champion the Title X federal family planning program, was escorted from the White House yesterday afternoon after nine months in the White House. A HHS spokesperson told Politico:
“HHS is very grateful for her service. Her departure after resignation was not unusual in any way.”
That’s highly unlikely that Manning’s departure was “unusual”, considering that people usually don’t need to be physically escorted from buildings when they peacefully resign. The Washington Post verified that Manning had resigned “abruptly.”
Regardless of the details behind Manning’s leave from the White House, her departure is good news for America. Manning has an anti-science agenda and one said “contraception doesn’t work.” She said:
“Its efficacy is very low, especially when you consider over years — which a lot of contraception health advocates want to start women in their adolescent years, when they’re extremely fertile, incidentally, and continue for 10, 20, 30 years. The prospect that contraception would always prevent the conception of a child is preposterous.”
Manning was a massive danger to women’s health, and it’s a good thing that she’s gone. However, the Trump administration has replaced her with someone just as bad. Family planning advocates like Power to Decide CEO Ginny Ehrlich are criticizing the Trump administration for replacing Manning with Valerie Huber. Ehrlich said:
“Manning’s departure would be positive news except for the fact that the Trump administration has chosen to replace Manning with Valerie Huber, who is well known for placing ideology over an evidence based approach to ensuring that young people have the information and services they need to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. What we really need is for this administration to take women’s health issues seriously and appoint an individual who is not only well qualified for the position, but also values women.”
This is just what we would expect from the misogynistic Trump administration.
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