For the second time this year, House Republicans have prevented a woman from testifying before Congress regarding reproductive rights issues. This time, however, the target is a fellow lawmaker, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.). Just months after Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California prevented a female Georgetown University law student from joining an all-male panel on the issue of contraception, another GOP committee chairman won’t allow Norton to testify against a bill which would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton released the testimony she would have given had she been permitted to speak in a hearing on a GOP bill that would prohibit District women from having an abortion after 20 weeks. [ more › ] Read Post
Nice message, terrible timing. Today, the D.C. Republican Party sent a letter to D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton in which it encouraged her "to work with the new Republican Congress, build a working relationship with the new leaders... Read Post