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...Dr. W. David Hager, appointed to the FDA's Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee after ardent opposition from women's reproductive health and rights groups, including the Feminist Majority, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he "will no longer be on the advisory committee after June 30."
An expose in The Nation published online yesterday revealed that Hager claims to have been asked by the FDA to write a minority opinion for the FDA commissioner explaining why over-the-counter status for the emergency contraceptive Plan B should be rejected.... The Nation story also featured a lengthy interview with Hager’s ex-wife, who alleges that Hager sexually abused her repeatedly during their marriage, which was corroborated with both on and off the record sources....
--Feminist News Service; via Pandagon
Texas' cheerleading reform bill -- the one lampooned on late-night comedy shows as governmental lunacy -- appears to be benched for good in the state Senate, with nary a yell or a jump.
The measure was approved in the Texas House on May 3, with supportive lawmakers waving pompoms as the bill moved to the Senate's Education Committee, where the cheering abruptly stopped.
"We will not be hearing it," committee chairwoman Sen. Florence Shapiro said Friday.
"We have some very important work to do in the next two weeks, and that's not one of them," said Shapiro, R-Plano....
--Fort Worth Star-Telegram, via Free Republic