Barack Obama May Pick Woman Who Introduced Abortion Drug for FDA Chief

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 8, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Barack Obama May Pick Woman Who Introduced Abortion Drug for FDA Chief

by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 8
, 2009

Washington, DC ( — If anyone had any question about whether Barack Obama would promote the increase or reduction of abortions as president, the abortion advocates he’s named to top administration posts confirm his agenda. Now, Obama appears likely to select the FDA chief who oversaw the abortion drug for a second stint.

Jane Henney is a professor at the University of Cincinnati who was the head of the Food and Drug administration in the final years of the Clinton administration.

As far as abortion is concerned, her main claim to fame is that she oversaw the last-minute approval of the dangerous abortion drug RU 486, also known as mifepristone.

The abortion drug has been responsible for the deaths of at least 14 women worldwide, six in the United States and has been responsible for injuring over 1,100 women alone in the U.S.

The women injured by the drug have suffered from complications ranging from failed abortions and parts of the unborn baby remaining following the abortion to hospitalizations and the need for complete blood transfusions.

According to a report in the Cincinnati Enquirer, members of Obama’s transition team contacted Henney about potentially heading up the FDA again and she has reportedly expressed interest in returning to her old job.

Obama also picked pro-abortion former Sen. Tom Daschle as his Health Secretary — and Henney’s selection would put two abortion advocates in key health-related positions.

Following her time at the Food and Drug Administration, Henney served as Vice President and provost at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center.

Should Obama pick Henney for the position, it would be another in a long line of former Clinton administration officials becoming a part of his "change" administration.

Obama has already named pro-abortion former Clinton chief of staff Leon Panetta to head the CIA, pro-abortion Clinton deputy Attorney General Eric Holder as his Attorney General nominee, and pro-abortion top Clinton adviser Rahm Emmanuel as his chief of staff.

Obama has also come under criticism for naming Dawn Johnsen, a former NARAL attorney, as a top White House legal counsel and he made the attorney for Terri Schiavo’s husband the third-ranking Justice Department official.

In addition, Obama is naming pro-abortion Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine to serve as the next chairman of the national Democratic Party.

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