Teresa Manning

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Teresa Manning is an American political activist and former public official. She served as deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Population Affairs in the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Trump administration from May 2017 to 12 January 2018.


Manning has worked for two American anti-abortion advocacy groups: as a lobbyist for the National Right to Life Committee and as a legislative analyst for the Family Research Council. In these roles, she advanced the view that contraception "doesn't work", and criticized the use of the abortifacient mifepristone as well as emergency contraception.[1]

In May 2017, the Trump administration appointed Manning to the post of deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Population Affairs. This made her responsible for the Title X family planning program, which provides family planning and related preventive health services to mainly low-income or uninsured people. On 12 January 2018, Politico reported that Manning had been fired from HHS and had been escorted off the premises. HHS denied this and said that she had resigned.[2]


  1. ^ Eilperin, Juliet (2 May 2017). "Trump picks antiabortion activist to head HHS family planning section". Washington Post. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ Diamond, Dan (12 January 2018). "Anti-birth control official who led Title X departs HHS". POLITICO. Retrieved 13 January 2018.