Thursday, May 12, 2005

Vid of Hager bragging about killing Plan B on WH orders uncovered

It very apropos that Dr. Hager's penchant for forced sodomy is coming to the fore right now, since according to videotape of a Sermon he gave last year that was discovered by the WaPo,
"Dr." Hager bragged to an evangelical audience about how he figuratively did to thousands of American women what he so enjoyed literally doing to his wife.

Last Year Hager, was aked by someone to write a "minority report" that blocked the approval of over-the-counter sales of Plan B, the emergency contraceptive that can be used in the first 48 hours after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. (Among its other uses, its become standard treatment for Rape and incest victims).

in a previously unreported public sermon that he was asked to write a memo to the FDA commissioner soon after the panel voted 23 to 4 in favor of over-the-counter sales of the contraceptive, called Plan B. He said he believes his memo played a central role in the rejection of that recommendation.

It very important to note that the FDA's , Medical Advisory Panel is a non-partisan, professionals-only panel made up of scientist and doctors. Reviewing all the evidence on the drug They found overwhelmingly that it was safe and effective and voted for approval.

But To Hager and other evangelicals this drug is Evil because it can be used by women who have filthy dirty consensual sex without facing the punishment god intended (or something like that).

"I argued from a scientific perspective, and God took that information, and he used it through this minority report to influence the decision," Hager said. "Once again, what Satan meant for evil, God turned into good."

Now its important to note here that this guy arguing "from a scientific perspective has also, as a doctor written a book recommending Bible study as a cure for menstrual cramps

Also let's note Dr. Hager was Specifically asked to write this report:

Speaking at the Asbury College chapel in Wilmore, Ky., Hager said, "I was asked to write a minority opinion that was sent to the commissioner of the FDA. For only the second time in five decades, the FDA did not abide by its advisory committee opinion, and the measure was rejected."

and who asked him?

well it seems Dr. Hager has begun a weasel dance around the truth now that he isn't speaking to a friendly audience:

In an e-mail to The Washington Post, Hager said the request for the report came from "outside the agency," but he had previously told two other journalists -- in one case in an e-mail that the recipient saved -- that the request came from an FDA staff member.

Ain't the written record a bitch? Seems our dear and moral Dr. is lying his ass off to somebody

FDA of Course has gone into Full denial mode:

An FDA spokeswoman said yesterday that the agency did not ask Hager to write a report and that Hager sent what she called a "private citizen letter" to Commissioner Mark McClellan. "We don't ask for minority reports and opinions," she said. "I've been advised that nobody from the FDA asked him to write the letter."

Alright, we'll buy that, but then please do be explaining exactly why the Commissioner overruled the Medical advisory panel!. See, until Chimpy's Taliban took over; that's basically never happened. At least not with as strong a recommendation as this drug got:

While the FDA sometimes rejects the recommendations of its expert panels, the Plan B case was highly unusual in that the vote was so lopsided in favor of over-the-counter sales and its own science staff had also strongly favored approval.

It also appears that it was no accident Hager was in place to provide a fig leaf to block approval of this drug. Somebody { Karl Rove} decided to Stack the deck over at FDA long before the Drug was even considered:

In his October sermon, Hager said that White House officials called him in June 2001 and asked him to serve in some capacity -- initially as a candidate for surgeon general and later as a member of two advisory boards. After one month, Hager said, he was called by the White House and asked to resign from those committees and join the FDA's reproductive drugs panel instead because "there are some issues coming up we feel are very critical, and we want you to be on that advisory board."

Well I suppose it could be worse , If he's telling the truth, we barely missed having Dr. "it won't hurt so much when you stop struggling" Hager as Surgeon General......


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should go through this and correct the misspellings. I saw at least two cases where you refer to Hager as "Hagel." This only confuses things and could hurt your credibility.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous The Fat Lady Sings said...

Thank you for posting this very important information. I wish I could say I am shocked, but it seems every day there is more and more evidence that anyone even remotely connected to the Bush administration is bound and determined to destroy everything unique about America. We have long ceased to be the land of the free, and the insinuation of Taliban-like religiosity in every area of government is forcing whatever’s left into a semblance of Puritan witch-baiting.

I am particularly angered by the constant dismissal of science. Genesis does not cure cancer – and I will bet you old doc Hager there would jump all over stem cells if it was his hide on the line. History will judge these mental midgets along with those who almost wiped out humanity during the dark ages; for the same reason, by the way – manufactured piety as a means to accrue power. Maybe if we’re lucky, one of those 12th century rats will pay then a visit, infecting them with the plague of their own stupidity.

12:29 AM  

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