Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Standing up for principle

A high-ranking FDA official has just resigned in protest of the agency's decision to block approval of the "morning after" pill against the recommendations of its own commission.
femsign"I can no longer serve as staff when scientific and clinical evidence, fully evaluated and recommended for approval by the professional staff here, has been overruled," wrote Wood, who also was assistant commissioner for women's health. "The recent decision announced by the Commissioner about emergency contraception, which continues to limit women's access to a product that would reduce unintended pregnancies and reduce abortions, is contrary to my core commitment to improving and advancing women's health."
Always good to see a principled breaking of ranks, but a shame to imagine that she could be replaced with another mindless yes-man.

(via Armando at dailykos)

1 comment:

Knotted Knickers said...

"could be replaced with another mindless yes-man?"

My money's on WILL be replaced with another mindless yes-man.

Oh, yes. I am bitter.