Trump’s HHS Won’t Stop Adding Anti-Choice Extremists
The Trump administration is slated to add to its growing roster of reproductive rights opponents at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Renee Ellmers, who once represented North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, will work for HHS from Atlanta, according to a Wednesday report from the Raleigh News & Observer. She will oversee the department’s work in eight states and “represent” HHS Secretary Tom Price, who believes “there’s not one” woman who can’t afford birth control without the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control benefit.
Back in Washington, former GOP Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton will lead the HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, and Shannon Royce will head the HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Politico first reported.