Who is Valerie Huber?
A staunch advocate of abstinence-only education, Huber has made large-scale efforts to prevent young people from accessing and getting information about sexual and reproductive health.
Just two months after Huber joined HHS, the agency cut funding for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, a federal initiative proven to increase safer sex and help young people prevent unintended pregnancy.The Hill
Huber previously served as president of an abstinence-only advocacy group — even though abstinence-only programs have proven to be harmful and ineffective.Business Insider
Under Huber’s leadership, the agency is working to increase funding for ineffective abstinence-only programs.Politico
Abstinence education is a great way to get to the end of abortion in our lifetime.”
Senior Policy Advisor, Assistant Secretary for Health
Huber was put in charge of Title X when the Trump-Pence administration shifted the program’s focus from sex education to abstinence-only programming and natural family planning, like the rhythm method.Planned Parenthood Action
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
HHS is charged with protecting the health of all Americans. The Trump-Pence administration has reshaped HHS to roll back reproductive rights and limit access to health care.