Obama Admin Hires Planned Parenthood Spokesman at HHS

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 20, 2012   |   3:17PM   |   Washington, DC

The Obama administration has hired the former top spokesman for the Planned Parenthood abortion business as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Tait Sye, the former media director for the nation’s biggest abortion business, will now work in the press shop for the department that is under fire for promoting abortion funding via Obamacare and putting forward a mandate that forces religious groups to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees.

Not only will the man who formerly spoke for the company that does more than one-quarter of all abortions in the United States work for the Obama administration at HHS, but he will be working on the public health portfolio, according to a Politico report, where he will represent the agency on abortion and conscience issues. He will speak on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Two leading pro-life advocates have already condemned the Obama administration for hiring the man who represented Planned Parenthood during the dustup over the mandate.

Americans United for Life President Charmaine Yoest told Politico:  “Personnel is policy… This is one more example of how intertwined the Obama administration is with the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood. The Obama administration and HHS have demonstrated their unrelenting bias in favor of the abortion industry throughout the healthcare debate and in the way in which the law is being developed.”

And Family Research Council’s Jeanne Monahan remarked, “As the rest of the country is moving away from funding Planned Parenthood… it is a sad reflection upon Obama’s priorities that he continues to make these kinds of personnel decisions.”

As LifeNews has compiled, it is nothing new for the Obama administration to hire former officials representing leading pro-abortion organizations and the Planned Parenthood abortion business:

November 20, 2008 – Obama chooses former NARAL legal director Dawn Johnsen to serve as a member of his Department of Justice Review Team. Later, he finalizes her appointment as the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Legal Counsel in the Obama administration.

November 24, 2008 – Obama appoints Ellen Moran, the former director of the pro-abortion group Emily’s List as his White House communications director. Emily’s List only supports candidates who favored taxpayer funded abortions and opposed a partial-birth abortion ban.

November 24, 2008 – Obama puts former Emily’s List board member Melody Barnes in place as his director of the Domestic Policy Council.

December 12, 2011 — Hires a former Planned Parenthood abortion business official to run his campaign in North Carolina.

December 18, 2011 – Appoints a former Planned Parenthood board member to a position as a federal appeals court judge.