Democrats Hold Contraception Hearing, No Men Testify
Georgetown Law Center student Sandra Fluke finally got to testify before Congress on the impact the 2010 health care law regulation requiring employers and insurers provide contraception coverage to their employees has on her life as a woman and as a Catholic. She testified today before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on women’s health and contraception and was the only witnessed scheduled.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chair of the House Oversight Committee and leader of the now-infamous contraception commission hearings blocked Fluke from testifying at his hearing, choosing instead a panel of five clergymen and no women to testify.
Democrats requested today’s hearing be televised but that request was turned down by the House recording studio. Apparently the House Republicans are being very selective about who the public gets to hear weigh in on the issue of women’s health.
Let’s fight back against the silencing of women and this relentless attack on their basic rights to health care.
Photo from Leader Nancy Pelosi via flickr.