FDA Gives Green Light to Abortifacient

Plan BRepublicans may expect some political backlash from cultural conservatives in the upcoming elections as President Bush’s appointee to the FDA just gave approval to the “Morning After” Plan B pill. Now, this abortifacient will be available over the counter at your local drugstore, with the exception of minors who will require consent. (Read story here)

The political backlash may be felt as cultural conservatives lose trust and faith in President Bush and Republicans who pushed for the appointment of Andrew von Eschenbach, the new commissioner of the FDA. Von Eschenbach worked a deal with Barr Pharmaceuticals for the drug’s accessibility.

Human Life International immediately decried the decision by releasing a press release asserting “President Bush Files for Divorce with Catholic Base.” The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, who serves as President of Human Life International said, “President Bush’s implied support for the abortion-causing drug Plan B is completely inconsistent with his recent veto of the embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) funding bill. What the president apparently fails to realize is that Plan B kills the same innocent unborn children that the ESCR process does.” (read press release)

Even Concerned Women for America’s President, Wendy Wright, argued, “It is deplorable that the head of the FDA would put his career ambitions and a drug company’s interests above women’s health.” Wright continued, “CWA provided legal and regulatory evidence that the FDA does not have the authority to do what it is proposing and medical evidence that any dose of the drug requires medical oversight to protect women’s health. The drug is known to cause serious complications such as blood clots and stroke.” (read press release)

With President Bush’s credibility on the life issue in question, cultural conservatives may stay home on election day thus giving pro-abortion democrats a marginal edge they need to retake both houses of Congress. And sadly, this will take the pro-life movement back several steps in the battle to restore respect for the sanctity of life.


Comments

  1. District 8 Goldwater supporter says

    I get so sick of hearing about “political backlash from cultural conservatives in the upcoming elections” Tell me Shane, where do you really have to go?

    Moderate Republicans ( RINOS as you like to call us) can always register as independent or Democrats…but tell me Shane, where do you go.

    Frankly Shane, I hope you do take your own advice and “stay home on election day thus giving pro-abortion democrats a marginal edge they need to retake both houses of Congress.”

    Oh and be my guest stay home on election day…start with the Primary and tube Len’s campaign while you’re at it!

  2. RINOspotter says

    If anything, conservative Republicans should be motivated all the more to drive RINOs and their liberal allies out of power (and the party), both at the state and federal levels. Don’t let arrogant, conceited pro-abortion liberals like Carolyn Allen dictate the legal or moral direction of Arizona. Use your voting right to get rid of them! Above all, don’t protest by staying away from the polls.

  3. Sonoran Truth Squad says

    Like that’s really a Goldwater supporter anyway… So much for truth in advertising…

    Sounds like a Tupper or Harris vote! Guess that’ll give one of them 4 total votes!

  4. District 8 Goldwater supporter says

    Sorry Sonoran Truth Squad…This house will be giving both votes to Don and proud to do it. You’re right I would probably be more in line with Harris or Tupper….but we all know Don has the best chance of beating Len, and I’m encouraging every District 8 moderate to do the same….to the best of my knowledge DonGoldwater has never bad mouthed our State Senator Carolyn Allen (Endorsed by the AZ Republic, both US Senators and JD. Remember RR’s 11th Commandment neither has Don sent taxpayer funded garbage to Republican Primary voters like Mr. Muncil. If you are going to send out FACTS about your fellow Republicans be man enough to make sure it is the truth.

  5. District 8 Goldwater Supporter:

    Didn’t you read my post? Leaders of cultural-political groups are pointing out how their members are disgusted with President Bush over these decisions. When this happens, these people – most of them don’t realize how high the stakes are – stay home and don’t vote at all. That’s the problem. Political disgust => No voting => Democrats win.

    I realize this and the purpose of my post is to exercise some discipline and shoot a warning shot over the bow of conservative Republican.

    As for me and my house, we will be voting on election day because I know RINO’s like you will water down the conservative vote. Unlike your lukewarm views, I am hot for conservative principles and will do what I can to elect strong conservatives. But I will speak up when my party is wrong and make sure they know there are consequences to compromising on them most sacred of rights – the right to life.

  6. “Plan B works like a birth control pill to prevent pregnancy mainly by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. It is possible that Plan B may also work by preventing fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm with the egg) or by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus (womb), which usually occurs beginning 7 days after release of an egg from the ovary. Plan B will not do anything to a fertilized egg already attached to the uterus. The pregnancy will continue.”

    Plan B is not an abortifacient, as you falsely claim. Please read your own links.

    http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/planB/default.htm

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