22nd February 2012
Link reblogged from Cease Silence with 534 notes
This morning, Democrats tore into House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) for preventing women and minorities from testifying before a hearing examining the Obama administration’s new regulation requiring employers and insurers to provide contraception coverage to their employees. Republicans oppose the administration’s rule and have sponsored legislation that would allow employers to limit the availability of birth control to women.
Ranking committee member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) had asked Issa to include a female witness at the hearing, but the Chairman refused, arguing that “As the hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about the Administration’s actions as they relate to freedom of religion and conscience, he believes that Ms. Fluke is not an appropriate witness.”
SO WOMEN AND MINORITIES AREN’T APPROPRIATE PEOPLE TO FUCKING TALK ABOUT RELIGION AND CONSCIENCE? get the fuck outta here.
What the ACTUAL fuck? Look, yes, it is a religious issue: A RELIGIOUS ISSUE INVOLVING REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS. SEE HOW THAT WORKS? NO? DIDN’T THINK SO.
Half reblogging this because of the article, and half reblogging this because I love that reaction image.