WASHINGTON, September 1, 2005 ( – Women and girls are safer now that a pro-abortifacient political activist has resigned from the US Food and Drug Administration. Susan Wood, Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health and Director, Office of Women’s Health, announced her resignation Wednesday, citing Commissioner Lester Crawford’s recent decision to delay a ruling on whether the abortifacient morning-after pill, Plan B, would be available without a prescription.

Wendy Wright, Senior Policy Director for Concerned Women for America said, “Apparently Susan Wood is offended at the FDA for taking public comment on Plan B,” according to a release. “Parents should have a say if the FDA is going around them to make a drug – which has not been adequately tested for safety in adolescents – available to their children. Thank goodness there is now one less political activist at the FDA who puts radical feminist ideology above women’s health.”

“While claiming to be a champion for women at the FDA, where has Susan Wood been as numerous women have died after taking the dangerous abortion drug, RU-486? What has she done to ensure unsuspecting women are not taken advantage of by abortionists who ignore the FDA’s guidelines on RU-486, putting their health and lives at risk?”

“Now that Susan Wood has some free time on her hands, she can look at the studies from countries that have made the morning-after pill available without a prescription,” Wright suggested. “She’ll find it creates a public health hazard, with no decrease in pregnancies, no decrease in abortion, but a substantial increase in sexually transmitted diseases.”