White House: New Catholic Surgeon General Supports Obama Abortion Agenda

A White House spokesman appears to have settled confusion on the position of Surgeon General nominee Dr. Regina Benjamin by saying that the doctor, though widely considered a devout Roman Catholic, supports President Obama’s agenda on abortion. White House spokesman Reid Cherlin said in a Miami Herald report yesterday that Benjamin “supports the president’s position on reproductive health issues.” Earlier this year Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explicitly confirmed that for the Obama administration the term “reproductive health” includes abortion. Cherlin added that Benjamin also aligns with Obama’s position on seeking “common ground” on abortion “to try and reduce the number of unintended pregnancies.”