"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??