The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a new deputy assistant secretary for population affairs, and she’s Pro-Life. Dr. Diane Foley is a women’s health specialist who has contributed to several Pro-Life causes and organizations throughout her career. Once the CEO of Life Network, a Pro-Life pregnancy resource center in Colorado, Foley has accepted a pivotal position in the fight to defend life.

As mentioned in a previous article here on the Oregon Optimist, President Donald Trump is considering a new Title X regulation that could prevent several Pro-Choice organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, from receiving federal funding. Now that Dr. Foley has been selected for her position, many Pro-Life advocates are eager to see President Trump’s plans come through. Her specific role oversees the Title X funding that Trump seeks to modify.

Left-wing media websites have been quick to attack Dr. Foley, labeling her clinics as “fake,” though there is little to evidence supporting such claims. Dr. Foley replaces Theresa Manning, another Pro-Life advocate.

As the President continues his avid support of the Pro-Life movement, scores of supporters hope for changes to come in national policy. Appointees, like Dr. Foley, serve as an example of the Trump administration’s efforts in fulfilling his promises made at the March for Life in 2018, the first annual march where a sitting president made remarks.

William Deatherage is a Junior at The Catholic University of America, Majoring in Political Science and Theology, as well as Minoring in Economics. William likes writing and producing media on social platforms, like YouTube, as a hobby.