Rep. Issa: Don't shut women out
  • Petitioned Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)

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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)

Rep. Issa: Don't shut women out

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      <span>CREDO Action</span>

On February 16, there was a hearing about rescinding the Obama Administration's policy on safe and affordable access to contraception. This new regulation greatly benefits the health and wellbeing of millions of women—and yet, not a SINGLE woman was allowed to participate in the discussion about women’s use of contraceptives.

We aren’t in the 1900s—women have the constitutionally guaranteed right to make decisions about their own bodies. There are respected female medical experts and leaders in different religions. So why is a committee made up of (mostly) men holding a hearing with testimony of all men on an issue that would affect 99% of sexually active women?

We’re having to fight for access to something that is used only by women and is only made for women. So why wasn’t there a single woman present in this hearing?

Tell Rep. Issa – hands off birth control.  Allow women to participate in discussions of policies that directly affect their health and wellbeing.

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    • Jamel Jarvis SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • 8 months ago

      Another petition which I would NOT have signed. Why is it showing I signed this petition? I think women should have access to safe birth control but they wont get safe birth control from the pharmaceutical companies so I don't support this.

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    • Jennifer Birkholz SAINT PAUL, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      This is shameful. It's like we're going back to the dark ages.

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    • Katy Harmon GLENMONT, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      "Feminism is the radical notion that WOMEN are PEOPLE." - Cheris Kramarae and Paula Treichler

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    • J Kiter DUVALL, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      All men committee should only discuss men's contraception such as requiring all men have reversible masectomy at puberty...removed at marriage, or with women's permission.

      Then your moral concern on what women do with their bodies....solved!.. no more abortion, contraception practices (you don't happen to like), no more telling women what they should do...no problem.

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    • Sharon Davis AMES, IA
      • over 2 years ago

      You don't have to listen to us now, but you will definitely hear us in November. Please rethink your exclusionary approach to policy making.

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