Birth Control pill = abortion? If you say so, Bush!
President Bush has announced his plan to select Dr. W.
David Hager to head up the Food and Drug
Administration's (FDA) Reproductive Health Drugs
Advisory Committee. The committee has not met for more
than two years, during which time its charter lapsed.
As a result, the Bush Administration is tasked with
filling all eleven positions with new members. This
position does not require Congressional approval.
The FDA's Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee
makes crucial decisions on matters relating to drugs
used in the practice of gynecology and related
specialties, including hormone therapy, contraception,
treatment for infertility, and medical alternatives to
surgical procedures for sterilization and pregnancy
Dr. Hager is the author of "As Jesus Cared for
Women:Restoring Women Then and Now." The book blends
biblical accounts of Christ healing Women with case
st udies from Hager's practice. His views of
reproductive health care are far outside the
mainstream for reproductive technology. Dr. Hager is a
practicing\ OB/GYN who describes himself as "pro-life"
and refuses to prescribe to unmarried women.
In the book Dr. Hager wrote with his wife, entitled
"Stress and the Woman's Body," he suggests that women
who suffer from premenstrual syndrome should seek help
from reading the bible and praying. As an editor and
contributing author of "The Reproduction Revolution: A
Christian Appraisal of Sexuality Reproductive
Technologies and the Family," Dr. Hager appears to
have endorsed the medically inaccurate assertion that
the common birth control pill is an abortifacient.
A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.- Bertrand de Jovenal