Democracy Now! reports on the controversial contraceptive hearing that
took place on Capitol Hill yesterday with two women who were directly
involved. We speak with Sandra Flook, the witness who was barred from
testifying at the hearing, and to D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes
Norton, who walked out of the hearing in protest. They discuss the
significance of the hearing and the all-male panel.
Several other Democrats walked out of the congressional hearing on the
Obama administration’s rule that would require health insurance plans,
including those provided by Catholic-affiliated hospitals and
universities, to offer free contraceptives for health-related issues
and birth control.
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