Dr. W. David Hager ..........

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Dr. W. David Hager ..........
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Mon, 10-04-2004 - 11:56pm
I got this in an email from a friend recently:

"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 obstetrics, gynecology and related specialties, including hormone therapy, contraception,

treatment for infertility, and medical alternatives to surgical procedures

for sterilization and pregnancy termination.

Dr. Hager, the author of "As Jesus Cared for Women: Restoring Women Then

and Now." The book blends biblical accounts of Christ healing Women with

case studies 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 contraceptives 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."

Now since this is just an email I can't vouch for any of the "facts" supposedly documented here but I assume many of you are capable of doing your own research. Anyone have an opinion??

Carrie


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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 5:19am

Your friend is a couple of years late on this.

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." - Thomas Jeff

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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 5:23am

In Dr. Hager's own words.....


http://www-scf.usc.edu/~karamani/


Don't believe the hype. -PE

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." - Thomas Jeff

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Tue, 10-05-2004 - 12:32pm
Thanks for clearing that up for me. I'm glad to hear that he hasn't been implementing policy based on the stuff in that email ;-)

Carrie


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