The past few days have been hard, no doubt, so I’m willing to cut my peeps some slack on the my usual rule about e-mail forwards. My usual rule about e-mail forwards, by the way, is that people who send them should be prepared for me to box up my actual paper junkmail, smear it with poo, and shove it through their mail slot. I really hate e-mail forwards.
That being said, times are tough, so I can be a little understanding about the mass volume of pinko propaganda that’s wall-papering my Yahoo! account at the moment. Quotes from Thomas Jefferson? Always good. United States of Canada and Jesusland? Hi-sterical!
But I swear before God and all that’s holy if I get one more e-mail about W. David Hager and the FDA’s Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee, I will come over to your house and swap out all your birth control pills with baby aspirin. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
For those of you who haven’t received this forward yet, here’s a brief sampling. Just pretend we’re penpals and get your baby aspirin ready.
President Bush has announced his plan to select Dr. W.
David Hager to head up the Food and Drug
Administration’s (FDA) Reproductive Health Drugs
…Dr. Hager, the author of “As Jesus Cared for Women:
Restoring Women Then and Now.” The book blends
biblical accounts of Christ healing Women with case
studies from Hager’s practice. His views of
reproductive health care are far outside the
mainstream for reproductive technology. Dr. Hager is a
practicing OB/GYN who describes himself as “pro-life”
and refuses to prescribe contraceptives to unmarried
women. In the book Dr. Hager wrote with his wife,
entitled “Stress and the Woman’s Body,” he suggests
that women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome
should seek help from reading the bible and praying.
Horrifying? Yes. Current? No. Dr. W. David Hager has been on the FDA’s Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee for two years now. This information is available to all of you who currently have InTerWeb access.
So rather than send me a petition, here’s what I want you to do. Write old W. David Hager a letter and let him know how you feel about how Jesus cared for women. His address, readily available for all who know that Google’s not just something your eyes do when confronted with attractive naked people, is:
W. David Hager, M.D.
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Kentucky
Director, Ob/Gyn Residency Training Program
Central Baptist Hospital
Women’s Care Center
2720 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
Please bear in mind that this guy is probably somewhat inured to hatemail, not to mention that we liberal types have a reputation for being more piss and vinegar than brains and reasoned argument … so if you write the dude, play nice, okay?