The Bush administration’s appointment of pro-life
physicians to a federal health advisory panel on Christmas Eve prompted an
outcry both from the nation’s pro-abortion political lobby and from the
country’s largest owner of for-profit abortion facilities.
…Hager serves as a professor of obstetrics and
gynecology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, director of the
residency program in obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) at Central Baptist
Hospital, and he practices as a board certified OB-GYN at the Women’s Care
Center, all located in Lexington, Kentucky.
Gloria Feldt, president of abortion facilities owner
Planned Parenthood, called Hager’s choice “a frontal assault on reproductive
Hiring someone that actually delivered babies and didn’t suck out their
brains or cut them up into little pieces is a frontal assault on reproductive
The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action
League (NARAL), did not issue a statement after Hager’s selection, but had
“warned” of the possibility of his choice in the weeks leading up to the
What a pro-choice group being against someone’s choice.
…”I have a passion for the health and well-being of
women and their unborn/newborn offspring,” Hager wrote. “The use of any
medication that puts the life and health of either of these individuals at risk
implores me to call for a thorough and exhaustive evaluation.
“RU 486 is such an agent,” he concluded, “posing risks to
women and potentially to their unborn babies.”
Hager is also a member of the Physicians Resource Council
(PRC), which NARAL criticized as a “radical right organization” because of the
mission statement of PRC’s parent organization, Focus on the Family: “To
cooperate with the Holy Spirit in disseminating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as
many people as possible, and, specifically, to accomplish that objective by
helping to preserve traditional values and the institution of the
family.”. [Full Story]
“Banned Parenthood” and “NARAL minded” being against him is about the
strongest endorsement that I can think of.