July 11, 2007
The Silencing of a Surgeon General
Dr. Richard Carmona, who served as surgeon general from 2002 to 2006, accused the Bush administration yesterday of muzzling him on key issues, including stem cell research and contraception, when his recommendations conflicted with the Bush administration’s political views. Carmona told a congressional panel that the administration edited his speeches and restricted him from publicly criticizing abstinence-only sex education.
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