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Document: What One Witness Would Have Said At GOP's "Sausage Fest" Birth Control Hearing

When Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the House GOP's designated White House watchdog, held a hearing earlier this month on the Obama administration's requirement that employers provide health insurance that covers birth control, Democrats and women's groups complained that the first panel of witnesses to testify was composed entirely of men. My colleague Stephanie Mencimer dubbed it a "religious freedom sausage fest.
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Pelosi To GOP: ‘Duh!,’ Women Should Be Included In A Hearing About Contraception

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) echoed Democrats’ concerns about Republicans excluding female witnesses from a hearing focusing on President Obama’s new regulation requiring insurers and employers to provide birth control ... Read Post

GOP Rep. Slams Obama’s Contraception Rule, Claims Birth Control Is ‘Unrelated To Basic Needs Of Health Care’

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

In a substantial victory for women’s health last week, President Obama approved a new rule that requires most employers to cover birth control in their health insurance plans, without additional cost-sharing. Naturally, Republicans ... Read Post

Democrats organize birth control hearing with a woman, GOP refuses to televise it

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

Rep. Darrell Issa's women's health experts (House Oversight Committee Democrats) At the now infamous no-girlz-allowed birth control policy hearing Rep. Darrell Issa held last week, the Democrats had one witness they wanted to speak ... Read Post


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