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Female Witness Hits Back at Issa: "I'm a Woman Who Uses Contraception, That Makes Me Qualified" to TestifyDemocrats on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held a special hearing Thursday morning in response to the GOP’s decision to prevent women from testifying in support of an Obama administration rule requiring employers to provide birth control without additional cost sharing. The committee invited just one witness, Sandra Fluke, the third year Georgetown Law student, who House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) dismissed as an “energized” “college student” who was not “ appropriate and qualified ” to testify before his committee.
WA Republican Says Maria Cantwell Is Unqualified to Talk About Birth Control Because She's an Unmarried WomanWhat year is this again? Oh, and what decade ? An opponent, state Sen.
Activists for women's rights demonstrate in Washington, D.C. Joyce NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images. Like many women who are also human beings, I’ve been following the twists and turns of the “War on Women” meme for weeks now, wondering what the heck it is we’re all meant to be fighting about.
Many conservatives ignore or excuse in the talk-radio host behavior that they'd be horrified to engage in themselves.
Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown University, gets ready to testify before Congress Alex Wong/Getty Images
Recent events have given voice to social-conservative qualms over birth control use
Rush Limbaugh expressing his affection at a 2006 panel discussion.
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Especially worrisome is the inevitable corollary to that belief: Women should put their natural fertility first — before their brains, before their ability to earn a living, before their independence — because that’s what God wants. And now, with their crusade against birth control, the Catholic bishops are helping to articulate and elevate that unspoken and archaic value in public.
Next month, my daughter Ella will turn 11-years-old. She’s a beautiful girl, with blond hair and green eyes.
Emily Rapp and her son, Ronan Photo courtesy of Emily Rapp. This week my son turned blue, and for 30 terrifying seconds, stopped breathing.
There’s been much discussion this week of the gender gap in the presidential race, which has exploded since Republicans decided in February to pick a fight with President Obama over contraception. A survey of voters in 12 swing states released at the start of the week showed Obama’s lead over Mitt Romney among women surging to 18 points, compared to just 1 with men.
Reporting from Wichita, Kan. — Out near the city's edge, where fast-food joints and subdivisions seem to spring from farmland overnight, the casualties of an unfinished war sit untouched in a doctor's basement.
Pro-life activists participate in the annual "March for Life" event January 2009 in Washington, D.C.