Rep. Maloney slams all-male Issa birth control hearing

By David Ferguson
Friday, February 17, 2012 9:35 EDT
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Screen-grab of Keith Olbermann and Rep. Carolyn Mahoney
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Rep. Carolyn Mahoney (D-NY) appeared on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday night to discuss Thursday’s Congressional panel on birth control. Mahoney, like many, was taken aback at the panel’s near-total exclusion of women and its refusal to hear the testimony of female witnesses. Rep. Mahoney and her colleague Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) finally walked out of the hearing.

On Countdown, Mahoney said, “Half the population of this country are women, and we will not be sent back to the Dark Ages, and we will not be denied our rights.”

Watch the video, embedded via Current TV, below:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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