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Valerie Huber: About Me
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VALERIE HUBER

Multiple roles
2017-2021

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT VALERIE HUBER, TRUMP'S PRO-ABSTINENCE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PICK

June 8, 2017

She ignored research showing that contraception led to drops in teen pregnancy rates.

In 2016, a study came out showing that information about contraception methods and contraceptive use led to a decrease in teen pregnancy rates; the research stated that the amount of sexual activity among teens hadn't changed over the course of the study.

Even with the data, Huber still argued that abstinence was a more important educational subject than birth control methods. “As public health experts and policymakers, we must normalize sexual delay more than we normalize teen sex, even with contraception,” Huber told PBS. “We believe youth deserve the best opportunity for a healthy future.”

ABSTINENCE ADVOCATE GETS FINAL SAY ON FAMILY PLANNING DOLLARS

March 7, 2018

“The Trump-Pence administration is handing the future of the country’s program for affordable birth control over to a woman who wants to mandate abstinence pledges,” Syed said. “Valerie Huber has called abstinence an anti-poverty program, and has made it clear she will impose her beliefs on people no matter how many get hurt in the process.”

CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES IN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BUILD GLOBAL ANTIABORTION COALITION

In the first year of the Trump administration, Christian social conservatives placed in high-level jobs — Huber among them — focused mostly on U.S. policy. They were highly successful, pushing through a religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act’s birth-control mandate, prioritizing abstinence-only sex education and imposing what critics call “gag rules” on family planning groups receiving $286 million in the United States and up to $7.4 billion around the world that prohibit them from referring for abortions.

March 5, 2019

Valerie Huber: CV
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