The natural career progression for any committed abortionist.
If the Obama administration was already on bad terms with abortion opponents, it’s not going to improve relations by hiring Planned Parenthood’s former spokesman for a job at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Tait Sye, Planned Parenthood’s former media director, has joined HHS as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs, HHS made public Friday. He’ll have the public health portfolio — an area where you can be pretty sure abortion and contraception issues will come up.
Sye, who led the family planning organization’s press shop for four and a half years, left the organization last week to move to HHS. He will have responsibility for communications involving the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As Planned Parenthood’s spokesman, Sye was involved in the organization’s defense of HHS’s rule requiring that contraception be covered by most employers’ insurance policies.
Sye’s appointment was greeted with outrage by anti-abortion groups that have lobbied aggressively to cut off federal dollars to his former employer.