Anti-abortion doctor now heads US family planning serviceBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39052.474433.DB (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1191
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- 1New York
Eric Keroack began work last week as deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at the US Department of Health and Human Services, despite calls for his recall because of his stance on contraception and abortion.
He was appointed by President Bush but faced an unusual degree of criticism from the US press and from family planning agencies. The president did not need the approval of the Senate for Dr Keroack's appointment.
Dr Keroack now oversees a $283m (£143m; €213m) budget that each year provides family planning services to more than five million Americans on a low …