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Democratic Women Boycott House Contraception Hearing After GOP Misogynist Pig Darrell Issa Bans Women Testimony

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Ranking committee member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) had asked Issa to include a female witness at the hearing, but he 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.' And so Cummings, along with the Democratic women took their request to the hearing room, demanding that Issa consider the testimony of a female college student. But the CA congressman insisted that the hearing should focus on the rules' alleged infringement on 'religious liberty,' not contraception coverage, and denied the request. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) walked out of the hearing in protest of his decision, citing Issa's 'autocratic regime.'
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Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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