Where Are the Women?
Why is it that men are always deciding on health and reproductive issues of women?
Where are the women?
If, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, nothing underscores that truth better than the picture which accompanies this article. At a Congressional hearing yesterday about the reproductive health of women, chairman Darrel Issa, Republican of California, unbelievably, allowed no women to be present, stating "the subject at hand is not women's healthcare or contraception but 'freedom of religion.'" Issa titled the hearing "Lines crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?"
How is it that women's issues are always decided by men? If men could get pregnant, contraception would be free. Condoms and birth control pills and devices would be issued free. If men got pregnant, abortion would be free on demand.
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