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An all male panel of clergy testifies before Darrell Issa's House Oversight Committee on birth control access. 2/16/2012
House Republicans' women's health authorities.
Demonstrating once again how much of a priority jobs are to John Boehner's Republican House of Reprentatives, one of the first orders of business in this new year is—you guessed it—abortion.
A panel of 12 men on the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on a bill Thursday that would deny tax subsidies to women and small businesses who purchase health insurance plans that include abortion coverage. The bill only makes an exception for rape and incest victims and women who would die without abortion care, which opponents say could prompt the IRS to audit any woman who claims one of these exceptions.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has also promised to fight for a rider in the appropriations package Congress is expected to pass next week that would allow employers to refuse to cover contraception in their health insurance plans for moral reasons. And the Republican National Committee has announced it plans to delay its annual winter meeting this year so that members can attend the annual March for Life, an anti-abortion rally in Washington, D.C.

So much for ending that War on Women and that whole rebranding thing.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 09:46 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos and Pro Choice.

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