Monday, May 16, 2005

Dr. Hager, FDA advisor and wife rapist, blocked Plan B

After reading this it just added to my outrage. Again right wing religious zealots, (who are obviously saddled with sexual problems due to the repressive views of their religous beliefs) reveal the ugliness that lies beneath their hypocritcal Christian exteriors:

"In a special investigation published by The Nation, reporter Ayelish McGarvey profiles FDA adviser Dr. W. David Hager, who played an instrumental role in blocking the availability of the "Plan B" morning-after pill for moral reasons, and who is accused of sexually abusing his former wife link

Hager is a prominent, socially conservative Ob-Gyn and a Bush Administration appointee to the FDA's Advisory Committee on Reproductive Health Drugs. The article reveals that Hager wielded crucial influence behind the scenes of the FDA's highly controversial 2004 decision to prohibit the sale of Plan B over the counter. According to Hager, he authored a "minority opinion" that was read by the FDA commissioner and used in the ruling against Plan B."

From the Feminist Majority Foundation: "Shocking news! We have just learned that Dr. W. David Hager, an evangelical doctor who prescribes prayer for PMS, may have had undue influence over the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision on over-the-counter status for the emergency contraceptive Plan B."

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Just one other comment: Ladies would you go to an OB/GYN who did not know one hole from another? In interviews, he has professed ignorance as to which hole was which. Isn't that a bit scary?


Blogger Madmomma said...

Hey P.G.,
I see you're up late too! Doesn't this story just disgust you? They're all such hypocrites. Thanks for the post.

9:45 PM  

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