Bush's top family planning official resigned unexpectedly yesterday, on the heels of a legal action against him in Massachusetts, the Boston Globe reports. The lawsuit initiated by Medicaid targets Dr. Eric Keroack's private practice in Marblehead. Abortion rights groups protested his appointment five months ago, claiming he opposed birth control and comprehensive sex education.
Before he became head of the Dept of Health and Human Services' Office of Population Affairs, Keroack had work with an anti-contraception group. His private practice provided services like breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings.