So anywhoo, those are the individuals who the republicans down in Washington decided to trot out to explain to us why A-merry-can women do not need birth control.
“What I want to know is: Where are the women?” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) asked the committee chairman, Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) before walking out. “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?”
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Rep. Mike Quigley also walked out of the hearing."
Come on now ladies. Why would we need a women to tell us about a woman's body and how it works? Those men in that picture have years of experience when it comes to these issues. They are family planning experts. Just look at them.
"Imagine they're having a panel on women's health, and they don't have any women on the panel – duh!" Pelosi said during a press conference. "What is it that men don't understand about women's health and how central the issue of family planning is to that?"
Democrats said they tried to invite Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student, to the hearing as a minority witness, but were blocked by Issa, who said she was not qualified." [Source]
Yes, her vagina does not qualify. It's a democratic vagina; apparently they are different.
One guy who would have made a great guest today in Washington would have been Rick [I should be in a] Sanitarium. Rick, like his fellow wingnut male travelers, do not believe that there should be any form of contraception in our society. He believes that all sex should be to procreate. No contraceptive sex for you! All you poor slobs who had a vasectomy will never have sex again. Ha!
“One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country.” And also, “Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s okay, contraception is okay. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”
Rick, how exactly are things "supposed to be"? Maybe his biggest benefactor will give us a little insight.
"Appearing of MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell today, Foster Friess, the main donor to the Super PAC backing Rick Santorum’s presidential bid, dismissed the controversy surrounding President Obama’s new birth control rule by suggesting that women should just keep their legs shut. Asked if he worried that Santorum’s Puritanical views on sex and social issues could hurt the candidate in the general election, Friess offered a more home-spun family planning scheme:
FRIESS: On this contraceptive thing, my gosh, it’s so inexpensive. 'You know, back in my days, they used Baer Aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly."' [Source]Hmmm, the old "Baer Aspirin" contraceptive. "Gals", please take note.