I wanted to share the letter from Nancy Pelosi about current congressional hearings on women's access to birth control. Regardless of your religious beliefs, women should be outraged at the "good old boy" attitude these Republicans have toward women in general. I guess women are to be quite, barefoot and pregnant while they let the men make all the decisions. It has been less than a hundred years in this country since women fought and earned their right to vote. What next? Will the Republicans telling women to shut up today be trying to take away that right tomorrow?
Her letter follows:
Last week, the nation was appalled that Republicans held a hearing on women’s access to birth control coverage that included a panel with five men and no women.
Now, they’ve gone a step further.
In a last-minute move, House Republicans have apparently changed their own rules to deny televised testimony from Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student that Republicans refused to let testify last week.
Will you immediately sign our petition calling on Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor, and House Administration Committee Chairman Dan Lungren to reverse their disgraceful decision to deny Sandra the right to have her testimony televised?
It is unacceptable that Republicans would once again deny women the right to publicly testify about women’s health care. It is up to all of us to speak out against this shameful censorship.
Act quickly: the hearing is set for tomorrow morning. Add your name >>