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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:32 AM

Top anti-abortion official resigns at health department

Source: The Hill


BY JESSIE HELLMANN - 01/12/18 11:19 PM EST

A top anti-abortion advocate at the Department of Health and Human Services abruptly resigned Friday evening.

Teresa Manning, the deputy assistant secretary for population affairs, left after about six months on the job.

A department spokesperson did not give a reason for her resignation, but said HHS "would like to thank her for her service to this administration and the American people."

One of Manning's primary duties was overseeing the Title X federal planning programs, which funds clinics providing contraception and preventive health services.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/368864-top-anti-abortion-official-resigns-at-health-department

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:34 AM

1. I read earlier today that she was escorted out of the building.

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http://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/controversial-anti-choice-trump-appointee-to-health-and-human-services-escorted-from-the-building-report/#.Wll5om6JMAw.twitter

Controversial anti-choice Trump appointee to Health and Human Services escorted from the building: report

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:45 AM

2. Weird scenes inside the DHS

So much bizarre crap happens under trump. Am I insane or just a common person living through insane times? I am so overwhelmed and sick of the trump shitshow.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:56 AM

3. Or did she? She was escorted out of the bldg, and staffers were told to leave & take their computers

so no one would see her leaving.

A rep said nothing was unusual in her leaving, but that sounds pretty unusual to me.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:32 AM

4. Another crazy anti-abortion fanatic went bonkers?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:43 AM

5. One possibility

These crackpot religious extremists and other assorted ne'er do wells get installed by the dump maladmin into high Federal positions, then have to work side by side with competent career civil servants.

Once inside, the kooks receive constant reminders that they are out of their depth, even though the competent employees are no doubt biting their tongues and going out of their way to be diplomatic and cooperative. But, over time, this atmosphere must grate on the kooks' nerves to the point that in this case the woman snapped.

My suspicion is that the dumpsters will try to wreck the civil service, one of the bulwarks against corruption and fascism in government.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:24 AM

7. (part of their "make government look like it's not working" strategy...?)

so they can kill it?

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Response to lastlib (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:16 PM

9. Yes

What happened with this woman aside, the overall goal of the dumpsters--at the behest of the kook brothers and other crackpot billionaires--is to destroy the ability of the Federal government to do many of the things it currently does, and which are necessary in a complex, large society such as the U.S. is today--the days where everyone was a small farmer and there was minimal need for a functioning Federal government are long gone.

But, one of the things standing in the way of these vandals is the Civil Service System, which includes rules for the conduct of Federal employees and protections to insulate those employees from political interference. Since the dumpsters want everything to be crony-based, not merit-based, my suspicion is that they will try--especially if they have enough time after the 2018 elections --to destroy the Civil Service system. All under the guise of making government more "accountable" and "draining the swamp", of course.

dump seeks to misplace his dimwitted followers' anger from the rightful targets--GOPee policies that have created reagonomics and destroyed the middle class, plus CEOs who have shipped our manufacturing base overseas--onto innocent civil servants whom the GOPee has painted as evil bureaucrats via their well-orchestrated propaganda campaign of the last 30 years.

There is a case pending before the Supreme Court now which, if it is decided by gosuck and the other 4 cons, will destroy public sector unions. Once that is done, the dumpsters will have a free hand to go after civil servants. They want to turn decent middle class Federal jobs into subsistence level low-wage privatized contract gigs with no benefits.

Any Federal worker who votes puke is an idiot.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:05 AM

6. Oh well - back to the so-called "Family Research Council."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:59 AM

8. And another one's gone and another one's gone

Another one bites the dust...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:24 PM

10. "were told to leave the floor of the HHS building and to take their computers, in order to ensu

stay tuned. We will learn why soon---I hope



..............Valerie Huber, who had been serving as chief of staff for the HHS' assistant secretary of health, was named acting deputy assistant security of OPA. Huber is an advocate for abstinence education who joined HHS in June 2017.

A source with knowledge of Manning's dismissal said that staff were told to leave the floor of the HHS building and to take their computers, in order to ensure that no one witnessed her being escorted out.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/12/teresa-manning-hhs-title-x-escorted-premises-339514

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