I wish I could confirm all the aspects of the Dr. W. David Hager that Maher gives. His wife did make an allegation of anal rape. Although, Dr. W David Hager “denial” is very worthy of a Bush advisor: “the allegations as stated do not reveal all of the information and therefore they’re incomplete and not true.”
So, let me get this straight, the allegation is not true because not all the facts have been disclosed. Facts that Dr. Hager knows, but refuses to disclose. What exactly could his wife have been mistaken about? Her consent? What Dr. Hager tried to do to her body? What possible piece of evidence could there be to exculpate his role? Incomplete? Possibly. Not true? In the sense of the whole truth, no, but pretty damning as a “Christian” that supports a part of the religious right that abhors same-sex marriages and “deviant” sexual acts. A person whose opinion was used to keep plan B (a morning-after pill) a prescription drug.
As the Nation put it: “Hager’s worldview is not informed by a sense of inherent equality between men and women. Instead, men are expected to act as benevolent authority figures for the women in their lives.” Is it any surprise, really, that a man who doesn’t respect a woman as an equal, would try to invade her? Is it any surprise that such a man would try to limit a woman’s reproductive choices? I can only imagine what fear tactics he uses to let women know the “real truth about sexually transmitted disease.” Apparently he has primacy on the “real” truth as opposed to the other types of truth out there, as demonstrated before. I wonder if this is what Bush meant when he made his Freudian slip that “OB/GYN weren’t able to practice their love with women all around this country.”