In what I hope becomes a sex strike for men opposed to birth control the two Democratic Female Congresscritters left Issa's mockery of a hearing. To not include women in a hearing deciding the fate of women is the height of hubris.
It is my hope that women everywhere abstain from any sexual activity with so called Conservatives bent on denying birth control.
Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) have walked out on the House Oversight Committee's hearing on the White House mandate requiring employers and insurers to provide contraception coverage after chairman Rep. Darrell Issa failed to include any women as witnesses Thursday morning. According to Think Progress, Issa had argued that the hearing was about religious liberty, not reproductive rights--hence no female witnesses. "When I look at this panel, I don't see one single woman representing the tens of millions of women across the country who want and need insurance coverage for basic preventive health care services," Maloney said before she walked out. "Where are the women?"
AFAIC if you do not have the equipment to bear children you should have no say in how preventing pregnancy is achieved.
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Chairman Issa Hearing Preview StatementLivestream here
Americans of all faiths have a right to practice their religion free from the fear of persecution or harassment from their government. Our nation's founders believed this and enshrined religious freedom into the First Amendment to the Constitution.
While some Americans may not feel that government mandates forcing them to pay for contraception are an infringement on their religious beliefs, others consider it to be an assault against their freedom of conscience. A government policy that encroaches on the conscientious objections of religious groups concerns all Americans who value the protections of the First Amendment. Today, the committee will hear testimony from leaders of different faiths. They are concerned that government, under this Administration, is encroaching on their First Amendment rights.
The Administration's actions have forced us to confront a more fundamental question about the proper role of government in our lives.
This hearing is about basic question of religious freedom, and whether or not protection will be afforded to religious institutions who wish to follow their conscience in refusing to pay for products they find morally objectionable. I look forward to hearing from today's witnesses.
The Most Reverend William E. Lori
Roman Catholic Bishop of Bridgeport, CT
Chairman Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Reverend Dr. Matthew C. Harrison
The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
C. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D.
Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy
Rabbi Meir Soloveichik
Director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
Craig Mitchell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ethics
Chair of the Ethics Department
Associate Director of the Richard Land Center for Cultural Engagement
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
John H. Garvey
The Catholic University of America
Dr. William K. Thierfelder
Belmont Abbey College
Dr. Samuel W. "Dub" Oliver
East Texas Baptist University
Dr. Allison Dabbs Garrett
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Oklahoma Christian University
Laura Champion, M.D.
Calvin College Health Services
Barry W. Lynn, Esq.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State