April 30, 2012
The Obama administration has hired a Planned Parenthood spokesman to be one of its spokesmen, Baptist Press reports. The Department of Health and Human Services announced April 20 its hiring of Tait Sye, media director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, as its deputy assistant secretary for public affairs. Sye served in the PPFA position for more than four years, participating this January in PPFA's defense of the HHS abortion/contraceptive mandate, which requires all health plans to cover contraceptives and sterilizations without cost to employees. Sye is expected to deal with abortion and contraception as part of HHS communications involving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, said: "Personnel is policy. ... This is one more example of how intertwined the Obama administration is with the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood."