Rick Santorum donor makes weird contraception comment
Foster Friess, a major donor to the Rick Santorum super PAC, suggested that women use aspirin as a contraceptive. Rick Santorum was not amused.
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What panel was Pelosi speaking of? Well, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing Thursday entitled “Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?” that had the following panelists during its first session:Skip to next paragraph
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The Most Reverend William E. Lori Roman Catholic Bishop of Bridgeport, CTChairman Ad Hoc Committee for Religious LibertyUnited States Conference of Catholic BishopsTnT Form The Reverend Dr. Matthew C. Harrison PresidentThe Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod C. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D. Graves Professor of Moral PhilosophyUnion University Rabbi Meir Soloveichik Director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western ThoughtYeshiva UniversityAssociate RabbiCongregation Kehilath Jeshurun Craig Mitchell, Ph.D. Associate Professor of EthicsChair of the Ethics DepartmentAssociate Director of the Richard Land Center for Cultural EngagementSouthwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
As you can see, there are no women on that panel. In protest, then, three Democratic members of the committee - Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.), Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D.C.) and Mike Quigley (Ill.) - walked out in protest.
“What I want to know is, where are the women?” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D) of N.Y asked Committee chair Rep. Darrell Issa's (R) of Calif. before walking out of the hearing after the first panel. “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?”
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