It's all about religious fanatics infiltrating our government for the sole purpose of attacking women's right which was led by Dr. Hager:
But in to a speech he gave to a Christian college, he seemed to admit his role was all about religion. "God has used me to stand in the breach for the cause of the kingdom," Hager said at the time. He was talking about Plan B. "But I argued it from a scientific perspective. And God took that information and He used it through this minority report to influence a decision. You don't have to wave your bible to have an effect as a Christian in the public arena," Hager told the audience.
Dr. Hager should be thrown out on his ass and a responsible person should take his place. I'm appalled that this man lied his way into stopping the FDA's approval. Read this article by The Nation to get a feel for Hager. TIME has this. I know it's late, but this story infuriates me just as much now.
CBS: "Did the Bush White House pressure the Food and Drug Administration to block the "Morning After Pill," known as Plan B, from being sold over-the-counter at your local drug store? That question is the focus of a hearing in federal court on June 13, where birth control advocates have sued the FDA to make the drug available without a prescription. ..read on"
Here's the next drug they have targeted and guess what?....It's all about the ladies.
A WONDER DRUG for women has just become available. But if a small group of politically prominent social conservatives have their way, many of them won't have access to it.--The argument of groups such as Focus on the Family has been that the vaccine shouldn''t be mandatory, because young girls could get the message that it's OK to have sex. It sounds ridiculous, but the White House and ACIP are listening -- and this small, shrill band could get their way...read on"
Of course, there’s the rub: The objection to the HPV vaccine isn’t based on science; rather, it comes from a biblically based squeamishness about premarital sex. Religious values, however, shouldn’t affect FDA approval or recommendation by the ACIP. From a public health perspective, we can’t continue to allow conservatives to depict science as a cultural bogeyman...read on