Monday, December 30, 2002

Abortion Politics

As many of you probably already know, last Tuesday the Bush Administration appointed a number of doctors to the FDA's Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs.

Such an action would normally receive little attention. But when the doctors appointed are pro-life, that's not the case. The usual suspects (NARAL, Planned Parenthood, etc.) have decried the appointments, as this CNS story shows.

Planned Parenthood President Gloria Feldt called the selection of one of the doctors -- Dr. David Hager -- a "frontal assault on reproductive rights."

A NARAL statement issued on Dr. Hager prior to his appointment stated that "his potential appointment is part of a pattern from the Bush Administration of supplanting science and objectivity with anti-choice politics and ideology."

Okay now... the Bush Administration prefers "anti-choice [sic] politics and ideology" over "science and objectivity"?? And I suppose that NARAL reverses that preference, because there is no way that the abortion lobby would ever let their own interests, bias, and concerns interfere with their judgment, correct?


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