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Barack Obama Picks Abortion Advocate to Head Health Care Plan Formation

by Steven Ertelt | WASHINGTON, DC | LIFENEWS.COM | 12/10/08 9:00 AM

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Barack Obama Picks Abortion Advocate to Head Health Care Plan Formation

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
December 10
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – Barack Obama has named yet another abortion advocate to a key administration post that will oversee policy related to pro-life issues. Obama has chosen pro-abortion former Clinton administration official Jeanne Lambrew to become the deputy director of the White House Office of Health Reform.

Lambrew is a University of Texas professor and, from 1997 to 2001, she worked on health policy at the White House under pro-abortion President Bill Clinton.

She was the associate director for health at the Office of Management and Budget and the senior health analyst at the National Economic Council.

There she very likely worked with Clinton administration officials on the 11th-hour proposal to allow the sale and use of the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug that has killed more than a dozen women worldwide and injured thousands in the United States.

She also worked at the Department of Health and Human Services during the 1993-1994 health reform efforts that were abandoned in part because they promoted abortion coverage at taxpayer expense.

Pro-life advocates know Obama has chosen another abortion activist for a key position when Planned Parenthood issues a press release saying it is "excited" about the pick.

“We also applaud the appointment of Jeanne Lambrew," the abortion business said in a statement LifeNews.com obtained. "She is one of the leading health policy experts in the country, and someone who is an advocate for" abortion.

Planned Parenthood said Lambrew will make a good team with pro-abortion former Sen. Tom Daschle, who Obama selected as his Health and Human Services Secretary.

“We are confident that President-elect Barack Obama, incoming HHS Secretary Daschle, and Jeanne Lambrew will represent an administration committed to ensuring women’s access to" abortion, the group said.

"Planned Parenthood is excited about the opportunity of having true partners in the White House and HHS," it added.

Looking at other Obama appointees, his first personnel decision involved selecting pro-abortion Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois as his chief of staff. Emanuel, like Obama, is close friends with embattled pro-abortion Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat who faces federal charges for trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat.

Obama has also selected pro-abortion Sen. Hillary Clinton to represent the United States abroad as the Secretary of State, which will likely result in the further promotion of abortion on an international scale. It could include working through the United Nations to make unlimited abortions an international right.

Obama also named Ellen Moran, the executive director of the pro-abortion group Emily’s List, as his White House communications director and former NARAL Legal Director Dawn Johnsen to his Justice Department Review Team.

ACTION: Contact Jeanne Lambrew and urge her not to promote abortion as a part of a health care reform plan. Email her at jlambrew@americanprogress.org

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