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International Pro-Life Leader Continues to Call on President Bush to Rescind Dr. von Eschenbach's Nomination to Head FDA

“Dr. von Eschenbach’s kowtowing under pressure from Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), and enabling Barr Pharmaceuticals to submit a new application for the over-the-counter use of their abortion-causing synthetic hormone Plan B disqualifies him from being an independent commissioner for the FDA,” states Roman Catholic Priest

 

Contact: Jason Jones, Human Life International, 540-551-0217, jjones@hli.org

 

FRONT ROYAL, Va., Aug. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, President of Human Life International (HLI), responds to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent move to make Plan B, available over-the-counter (OTC).

 

“Barr Pharmaceutical’s Plan B is an abortion-causing drug that contains high doses of a powerful synthetic hormone. Low doses of this hormone when used for ‘contraception’ are only available with a prescription. It makes no sense for the FDA, under Dr. von Eschenbach, to allow the higher dosage Plan B to be available without a prescription."

 

“Dr. von Eschenbach’s kowtowing to Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), and enabling Barr Pharmaceuticals to submit a new application for the over-the-counter use of their abortion causing synthetic hormone Plan B disqualifies him from being an independent commissioner for the FDA …”

 

“Dr. von Eschenbach’s nomination should be withdrawn by the Bush administration, and a qualified medical authority, who puts the health of the American people first, and does not bow to pressure from politicians and pharmaceutical corporations, should be chosen to take his place” concluded the Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer.

 

Founded in 1981, Human Life International is the world’s largest pro-life, pro-family organization that is dedicated to defending life, faith and the family, with branches and affiliates around the world.