Monday, February 20, 2012

The GOP's "Utterly Surreal" Contraception Hearing

I thought you'd enjoy a recap of the Darrell Issa (R-CA) Contraception two-ring circus show hearing last week. If one can separate one's self from the freakishness of a panel of all-white men in collars testifying to a panel of all-white men in suits about a women's health issue, it is rather comical in a stomach-churning kind of way. But how on earth pork and kosher delis got into a conversation that should have been about contraception and how it pertains to women's health  is beyond me, but then again, this was never intended to be about women, the people testifying at this hearing don't give a rip about women's health or a woman's right to be in control of her own health, it was all about them and their victimization.

Some of my favorite lines:

  • "The violation of a person's religious conscience is nothing less than the rape of the soul." (My personal favorite-would have loved to see the look on the Catholic Bishop's face when this was said )
  • "Please get the federal government, Mr. Chairman, out of our consciences."
  • "This whole conversation is utterly surreal." (Yup sir, you have no idea how many women are vehemently agreeing with you right now.)
Watch and weep:


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