Trump appoints pro-life lawyer to lead ‘family planning’ programs
Teresa Manning, a law professor with a pro-life background who has questioned the effectiveness of contraception, was named deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Population Affairs of the Health and Human Services Department (HHS). Politico reported first on the appointment and it was confirmed Monday by The Hill.
In her role with the Population Affairs Office, Manning will help oversee distribution of Title X funds. The $286 million federal program subsidizes access to “family planning and related preventive health services” for low-income and uninsured individuals. She will also be involved in implementing HHS policies concerning contraception.