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LiviaOlivia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 03:01 PM
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Evangelical Doctor(Hager) to Leave FDA Advisory Panel
feminist wire | daily newsbriefs
May 13, 2005

Evangelical Doctor to Leave FDA Advisory Panel

A controversial evangelical doctor will leave an important Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel following allegations that he had inordinate influence over the FDA's decision on nonprescription status for emergency contraception (EC). Dr. W. David Hager, appointed to the FDAss Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee after ardent opposition from womens reproductive health and rights groups, including the Feminist Majority, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he will no longer be on the advisory committee after June 30.

An expose in The Nation published online yesterday revealed that Hager claims to have been asked by the FDA to write a minority opinion for the FDA commissioner explaining why over-the-counter status for the emergency contraceptive Plan B should be rejected. An FDA spokeswoman denied this claim, according to the Washington Post. Hager told the Herald-Leader that he could not reveal the name of the person who asked him for the minority report. The Nation story also featured a lengthy interview with Hagers ex-wife, who alleges that Hager sexually abused her repeatedly during their marriage, which was corroborated with both on and off the record sources.

Senators Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Patty Murray (D-WA) are urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to immediately investigate Hagers claims and the FDAs decision-making process on Plan B. Day by day, the publics confidence in the FDAs ability to make decisions based on scientific evidence of safety and efficacy is eroding, the Senators wrote in a letter to Michael Leavitt, HHS secretary. The FDA should never let political considerations interfere with scientific treatment decisions.

"The FDAs credibility has taken serious hits of late," said Beth Jordan, MD, medical director of the Feminist Majority Foundation. The FDA must address immediately the damning charges that an ideologically driven, fundamentalist Christian was able to exert an inordinate amount of influence over a decision that should be entirely based on the best medical science. Had it been, Plan B emergency contraception would certainly be available over-the-counter now and the nation could more seriously tackle the problem of unintended pregnancies.

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http://www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?ID=9040



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Alpharetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 03:10 PM
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1. wife raper
His ex-wife (Davis)
Davis alleges that between 1995 and their divorce in 2002, Hager repeatedly sodomized her without her consent. Several sources on and off the record confirmed that she had told them it was the sexual and emotional abuse within their marriage that eventually forced her out. "I probably wouldn't have objected so much, or felt it was so abusive if he had just wanted normal (vaginal) sex all the time," she explained to me. "But it was the painful, invasive, totally nonconsensual nature of the (anal) sex that was so horrible."

From:
http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050530&c=2&s=mcg...
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 05:43 PM
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3. Ignorant faith healer
who evidently never kept up his reading once he got out of medical school back in the bad old days when things like dysmenorrhea were all in a woman's pretty little head, here have a Valium and don't bother the nice doctor with such trivial things.

The fact that he anally raped his wife is beside the point. He was never qualified for the job and should never have been appointed to it.

Only an administration that truly loathes women would have appointed this sanctimonious nitwit in the first place.
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Alpharetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 03:12 PM
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2. minion of Dr. Dobson and Focus on the Family
Edited on Sun May-15-05 03:13 PM by Alpharetta
note Hager serves on Focus on The Family's Physician's Resource Council.
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