Staying true to form, today the Commander in Thief announced his choice for Surgeon General.
Reuters reports that President Obama announced Dr. Regina Benjamin as U.S. surgeon general pick at around 11:30am-ish this morning.
I guess it wasn’t enough to further politicize the Supreme Court, or take over and politicize private business, we now will, for the first time, have an activist affirmative action baby in the top medical position of the United States as well.
UPDATE: Benjamin on abortion:
WND reporting: On the issue of abortion, Benjamin has advocated more training for doctors on how to terminate pregnancy.
In December 1996, Benjamin “spoke in favor of a vote by the AMA’s governing body to ‘urge medical schools to expand their curriculum’ to teach ‘more about abortion,'” LifeNews reported.
“We are adopting a policy that medical school curriculum provide the legal, ethical, and psychological principles associated with abortion so students can learn all the factors involved,” she said, according to the Associated Press.
Benjamin is also a member of the board of directors of Physicians for Human Rights, an organization that condemns illegal abortions in many nations across the world. According to LifeNews, the group has used on questionable statistics on mothers’ deaths from abortions to call for legalization.
Benjamin, a professed Catholic, told the Catholic Digest in 2007: “The most important thing to me is when I walk into a room and tell a mother that her baby’s going to be all right. It lets me know that I’m doing the right thing in life.”
If she is confirmed by the Senate, Benjamin said she hopes “to be America’s doctor, America’s family physician.”
And when it comes to health care, she said she plans to ensure that “[N]o one, no one, falls through the cracks.”
Like I said, Obama holds true to “HIS” values. Especially the value to shove his values down our throats whether we like it or not.