Silencing of Women on Women’s Health Continues• February 22, 2012 by Common Dreams
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a hearing for tomorrow on women's health to hear from the woman who was not allowed to testify at Chairman Darrell Issa's all-male hearing last week. But Democrats say Republicans won't let them televise the hearing, adding fuel to what many see as a Republican "war on women."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the event, her party's latest effort to capitalize on the controversy surrounding last week's hearing. Images of its all-male witness panel spread quickly online, helping Democrats frame the issue on their terms.
The only witness at Pelosi's hearing will be Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who wasn't allowed to testify last week. [...]