Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs (HHS)Appointed: 5-29-2018
Who is Diane Foley?
Diane Foley has a long history of opposing sex education and access to abortion. At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Diane Foley oversees Title X — the nation’s program that ensures every person has access to affordable birth control and reproductive care. Foley has final say on which health care providers, including Planned Parenthood, get funding through Title X.
“[T]he destruction of conceived human life — whether embryonic, fetal, or viable — is a direct attack on the unique act of God’s [sic].
Here is what Diane Foley controls
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HHS is charged with protecting the health of all Americans. The Trump-Pence administration has slowly reshaped HHS to roll back reproductive rights and limit access to health care.
Background on Diane Foley
At Life Network, Diane Foley helped run fake women's health centers — which use false and inaccurate information to discourage people from having safe, legal abortions.Color Lines
Diane Foley has compared abortion to slavery and the Holocaust.Bustle
Diane Foley has argued that demonstrating condom use to students in a sex education setting is too complicated and could be "sexually harassing."Vice News
Secretary of Health Alex Azar plans to consolidate the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and Title X under Diane Foley — despite the fact that she is an anti-birth control, anti-abortion, pro-abstinence advocate.Rewire News
Before joining the Trump administration, Diane Foley was president and CEO of Life Network — an anti-abortion group sponsored by anti-LGBTQ hate group Focus on the Family.Rewire News
Foley used the myth of so-called "post-abortion syndrome" to argue that abortion causes mental health problems. This supposed syndrome has no scientific basis and is not recognized by the American Psychiatric Association. In fact, people are over 99% likely to say that their decision to have an abortion was the right choice.Bustle