What I want to know is, where are the women? I look at this panel, and I don’t see one single individual representing the tens of millions of women across the country who want and need insurance coverage for basic preventative health care services, including family planning. Where are the women?
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) before walking out of a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on religious freedom and birth control on Thursday, in response to Issa’s refusal to allow a progressive woman to testify in favor of the Obama administration’s contraception rule. The morning panel at the hearing consisted exclusively of men from conservative religious organizations.