LaBarbera, Mefferd Discuss FDA’s Sudden Change in Gay Blood Donation Policy

Folks, I was interviewed Monday as a guest on on Christian talk show host Janet Mefferd’s program, “Janet Mefferd Today.” We discussed the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) surprise move to reduce the deferral time for blood donations from “men who have sex with men” from one year to three months–justified as necessary due to blood shortages during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here is a separate SoundCloud link to the program, or just use the link below:

Here is Janet’s description of the program:

Why has the FDA fast-tracked the ability of homosexual men to donate blood during the coronoavirus pandemic, and what are the real health risks? Plus: Franklin Graham fires back after taking constant flak from Leftists who criticize the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital in New York. Their reason? Graham has a biblical view of homosexuality. I’ll talk about it all with Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality. That and more on Monday’s JANE MEFFERD TODAY.

The Republican homosexual activist group Log Cabin Republicans quickly boasted that it had worked with allies within the Trump administration for the change, but in one of his daily COVID-19 pressers, Trump said he did not even know about the new policy.

Veteran observers will remember that it was President Obama’s FDA that ushered in a radical change for homosexual male blood donations in 2015, reducing the FDA policy from a de facto lifetime ban to a one-year deferral. 

Now that one-year deferral becomes just three months and, predictably, neither the Log Cabin Republicans nor any other LGBTQueer lobby group is satisfied. All are demanding no deferral time on “MSM” blood donations at all, in the name of “equality” and “ending discrimination.”

The FDA change requires a post-coronavirus review. The FDA’s special policy is made necessary by the high-risk sexual behaviors engaged in by “men who have sex with men”–behaviors that have historically made homosexual men vastly disproportionately affected by STDs, especially HIV, compared to the rest of the population. AFTAH will examine this rushed policy liberalization in depth in coming posts.–Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH.org

This article was posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at 10:31 pm and is filed under News. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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