More Republican Fun and Games with the Morning After Pill
Just when you think the rightwing nutcases controlling our government couldn’t possibly get any more sleazy and underhanded, they do. They already control the White House, both branches of Congress and the Supreme Court (i.e. most of the current justices were appointed by Republican presidents), and yet they still can’t pass their agenda without using their cowardly under-cover-of-darkness tactics.
They’re like a 300 pound bully that still can’t beat up that 90-pound weakling unless he uses a club or a knife.
The Bush Administration is again trying to squelch scientific research in order to not offend the Far Right. First they censored research linking global warming to human activity. Now we learn that FDA scientists discovered no side effects from the morning after pill, but they had to change their answer in order to please the Caliph.
If Galileo had to live under the Bush Administration, he would’ve been forced to write that the sun revolves around the Earth.
The Government Accountability Office has now confirmed what most of us have suspected. The FDA’s decision to keep the Morning After pill “on hold” ‘til doomsday was based on political pressure, not science.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) said “We are deeply opposed to this subversion of science. It appears that the decision ... was preordained from the outset.”
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) said “I can only come to one conclusion. This highly unusual case was influenced by politics from above." Murray also said "My concern is that FDA's credibility is at stake. Every American relies on that agency to be beyond suspicion."