by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

We stole the title from the The New York Times editorial today about the departure of Dr. Erick Keroack, the former director of family planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services who resigned last month after the Medicaid office in Massachusetts took some sort of action against Keroack in connection with his private medical practice (the details have yet to come out).

The editorial doesn’t do much more than note what a mess the appointment was to start with, given Keroack’s disdain for contraception and unscientific views about women’s hormones. But we appreciate the Times for calling out this appointment for what it was — and noting how it reflects the political scheme of things: "a disdain for women’s reproductive health and rights, the sacrifice of science to ideology and incompetence."

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