Trump appoints pro-life activist to important HHS post

Charmaine Yoest, former CEO of Americans United for Life, named assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services

Charmaine Yoest (photo from LifeNews)

President Trump appointed well-known pro-life activist Dr. Charmaine Yoest to be Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The man Yoest is replacing is now a Vice President at Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider.

Yoest is the former CEO of Americans United for Life, the “legal architect of the pro-life movement,” and a mother of five.

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI, said Yoest’s appointment demonstrates the Trump administration’s commitment to the pro-life cause.

HHS oversees Medicare, Medicaid, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It has enormous influence on American healthcare policy.

Under the Obama administration, HHS mandated that religious employers like the Little Sisters of the Poor participate in the provision of employees’ contraception. It went all the way to the Supreme Court, which ordered employers and the government to try to work out a solution.

It’s still being litigated. The Trump Department of Justice is for the time being defending the mandate, even though Trump promised he’d undo it. Pro-life leaders are still optimistic that the administration will step in and protect religious freedom. 

Yoest is very vocally opposed to the contraceptive mandate. 

Full story at LifeSiteNews.

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  1. The article would be clearer if there was specificity if Ms. Yoest is a MD or has another doctorate.
    Also, while Ms Yoest’ personal views are important, in this job she must first represent the President and the HHS Secretary.

    • Bob One says:

      Mikem, it isn’t “Ms” Yoest, it is Dr. Yoest. Quickly Google her and you will see that she has a PhD.

  2. There will be a roar from the Planned Parenthood crowd who have controlled HHS for more than 30 years.

    We hope Yoest will do something really significant and tell people that PP is not about health—they are about death.

  3. Faithful and True says:

    Yes!

  4. Joel Fago says:

    Thank you, President Trump, for appointing pro-life Dr. Charmaine Yoest. Please end now the uncertainty for the Little Sisters of the Poor.

  5. Bohemond says:

    NARAL is going insane….LOL

  6. Your Fellow Catholic says:

    The President is very good at playing both sides of the coin That has been his MO for decades. Watch your backside.

  7. Bohemond says:

    YFC we know you support all liberal causes including abortion..as I know you probably voted for Hillary

  8. Ski Ven says:

    That is a good thing to do when homosexuals are around.

  9. Here’s a novel idea: How ’bout closing HHS. Then the capable Charmaine Yoest could go back to doing good, supporting herself, and/or getting a job in the real world.

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