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February 17, 2012

The War on Women, Part II: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Here's a photograph of the witness table at yesterday's House hearing on contraceptives:


If you don't get what's wrong with it, I'll spell it out for you:





Via Think Progress:
This morning, Democrats tore into House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) for preventing women 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.

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Issa also dismissed the Democrats’ woman witness as a “college student’ who does not “have the appropriate credentials” to testify before his committee.
So what was the appropriately credentialed remarks like? Here's the testimony of the Most Reverend William E. Lori, Bishop of Bridgeport, on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Shorter version: women's va-jay-jays are the mandated ham salad sandwich at a kosher deli -- I kid you not!).

1 comment:

Dayvoe said...

Maria, Maria, Maria...

Didn't you know that MEN, more specifically RELIGIOUS men and even more specifically CELIBATE religious men have a much more profound insight into women's health than members of the fairer sex such as yourself.

You shouldn't worry your pretty little head over such complicated matters, my dear. Wise and godly men will make the right decisions for you.

All of them.