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.

We think women’s voices are crucial in this debate. You can find video of Fluke’s testimony here and excerpted here.

Let’s fight back against the silencing of women and this relentless attack on their basic rights to health care.

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Photo from Leader Nancy Pelosi via flickr.

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Jeanne R
Jeanne R8 months ago

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Jeanne R8 months ago

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Jeanne R8 months ago

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Jeanne R8 months ago

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Jeanne R8 months ago

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James Merit5 years ago

interesting article and comments, thank you!

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Donna Kellogg
Donna Kellogg5 years ago

KUDOS to Speaker Pelosi for having the balls to convene a hearing in which WOMEN are allowed to testify about WOMEN'S health care issues. Too bad Issa doesn't have any balls!

Vote all the misogynists out come election time!!!!

Women TAKE BACK YOUR RIGHTS!!!!!!

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Nina Anghel
Nina Anghel5 years ago

Lol, look at all the love. Mmm Mmm, just like at home.

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William and Kat D.

The House is Selective on who the Public Hears?? Sure Leave the WOMEN OUT??? If it concerns women it should be women. We pay for their Being there too! Or we Could Just VOTE Them OUT! They all got here by a Woman and They show NO Respect! Feel Sorry for all of their Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Aunts and Grandmothers any other Women they ever have come into Contact With!! NO RESPECT AT ALL

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Dent H.
Dent H5 years ago

Lol, look at all the love. Mmm Mmm, just like at home.

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