Well, if you haven't heard, the liberals are all outraged that the Catholic Bishops and Conservatives would dare to demand that the Constitution be followed when they want and demand that contraceptives, including those that induce abortions be provided by every business and entity out there.
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Democratic Women Boycott House Contraception Hearing After Republicans Prevent Women From Testifying
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 administrationís new regulation requiring employers and insurers to provide contraception coverage to their employees. Republicans oppose the administrationís rule and have sponsored legislation that would allow employers to limit the availability of birth control to women.
Ranking committee member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) had asked Issa to include a female witness at the hearing, but the Chairman refused, arguing that ďAs the hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about the Administrationís actions as they relate to freedom of religion and conscience, he believes that Ms. Fluke is not an appropriate witness.Ē
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012...om-testifying/Star Member tabatha (17,527 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
1. Prevent women from testifying?
Are they now the Taliban?Star Member boston bean (12,020 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
2. It's a full frontal assault we are seeing.
Some are damned determined to bring us back to the 50's.Star Member tabatha (17,527 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
6. Al Sharpton relayed someone who said
that it is equivalent to talking about a group of mice and inviting a board of cats to make the decision.Of course, the REAL story is that the hearing was to discuss the constitutionality of the decision that Obama has made and is forcing on all businesses, including religious institutions that are morally opposed to it. The Democrats are all fired up because they want a WOMAN to testify. So do they find a woman who can argue that it is within the Constitution?Star Member RC (17,250 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
3. Good. Maybe Issa's action have stirred up enough anger to put an end to
the discrimination against women.
This is first and foremost a Civil Rights issue, no different in reality that discrimination against the Gay and Lesbian culture, people of color or any other group with less than full Constitutional Rights, because of bad law.
In fact it is the same people and institutions behind all the enforced discrimination.
They find a law student who can moan and cry about how unfair it is because college students have to pay for contraceptives and it is shameful and unfair to make them pay. All emotion, no facts about whether the mandate is constitutional or not.
You can watch what this student planned to say here:
In the next thread they also expose that they aren't concerned about the constitutionality of it if it's something they want. They also expose that if it helps Obama then they are A OK with it as well.
Liberals need to be reminded that if this is OK with them-breaking down the barrier to the separation between the church and state then the next Republican President can mandate that all public schools teach 2 hours of bible each week from federally prepared materials.Star Member MineralMan (40,578 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
President Obama is showing considerable genius
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right now. By raising the whole contraception issue through requiring coverage, he has more or less forced the Republicans to take a negative stance on contraception. Since the voting booth is not the confessional, women will respond by voting for what they know makes sense, regardless of party or religious affiliation. Contraception knows no political or religious boundaries, either. It's been many decades since women allowed themselves to be continuous baby machines. That's demonstrated by the current birth rate in the US. One figure has 70% of Catholic women using contraception at some point in their lives.
The Republican men seem to not realize this, just as they don't seem to realize so many things. Polls are already showing the result of this move by Obama. I think other moves are coming up soon that will also force the Republican candidates to take positions that go against their own voters. I'm not sure which issues those will be, but the genius shown in the contraceptive issue should produce other effective issue-oriented moves that will confound the Republican by blind-siding them.
Congressional and senatorial candidates need to pay close attention to what is happening and bring these issues to their own districts and states and push their Republican opponents into untenable opposition to popular issues. There's a bright band of sunlight forming on the horizon, I think. The sun is about to come up.