I get the regular feed from Emily’s List and have been a modest contributor. Everyone should consider supporting this organization, not just women.
I’ve seen some obvious bias in my day but this one goes on my wall of shame for sure. Here is the complete notice from Emily’s List, including links.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney said it best: “Where are the women?”
This morning, an all-male panel of religious leaders testified in front of a Congressional committee about birth control coverage. That’s right, only men — who are not doctors, by the way — were allowed to testify by the GOP leadership about critical women’s health coverage. No women.
It’s absolutely outrageous. The all-male GOP leadership is calling on all-male religious leaders to decide whether birth control should be fully covered by insurance plans. We cannot let this happen. We cannot stand by while Far Right Republicans once again try to send us back to the Dark Ages.
After pleading with the committee chairman to hear from a female witness, the Democratic women on the committee — all of them EMILY’s List women — literally stood up for us and walked out. These are the women who will always have our backs, but we desperately need more of them — and that’s what we’re working to do every day at EMILY’s List.
It’s time to stand up — right now — and say that you will not watch quietly while anti-choice, anti-woman legislators and religious leaders work to dismantle everything we’ve achieved.
We have to fight. Right now. Let’s do it.
You can read further on this subject at Truthout and add the name of Darrell Issa to that wall of shame.