Pro-life Dr. Ben Carson confirmed as Trump’s Housing Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Senate confirmed pro-life neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson as President Trump's Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary today.
The Senate voted 58-41 for the former GOP presidential candidate.
Carson, who ran against Trump in the primary, has called abortion "evil" and transgenderism "absurd."
As HUD Secretary, Carson will be able to overturn an Obama-era regulation essentially opening women's shelters up to men.
"As part of the guidance, the government is ordering all of its properties to comply with 'shared sleeping quarters or shared bathing facilities' – giving predators an even bigger foothold to exploit," according to the Family Research Council (FRC). "And as usual, faith-based groups that partner with the federal government will have to comply – no matter what their moral objections may be."
The good news, according to FRC, is it's not so much a matter of if, but when, Carson will reverse this regulation.
In Toronto in 2014, a man said he was "transgender" to gain access to women's shelters. He sexually assaulted several women. There have been numerous other cases of men abusing transgender policies to prey on women.
The Washington Post fretted that Carson is "a Washington outsider with no prior government experience and a staunchly conservative view of public assistance."
The successful doctor grew up in poverty.
During his presidential campaign, Carson made some bizarre remarks about the pro-life movement, such as suggesting pro-life leaders engage in "hateful rhetoric." However, he also used his prominence to draw attention to the injustice of abortion and the need for socially conservative policies.
Carson will oversee HUD's annual budget of almost $49 billion.