Would Satan Run a Better FDA?


Conservative obstetrician and FDA advisor Dr. W. David Hager says he (also, God) played a central role in the FDA's decision to keep emergency contraception from going over-the-counter:

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…

"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."

Long, angry Nation piece here.
Condensed Washington Post version here.