Don't say that I don't give the other side a full chance to explain themselves. Check out this press call:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Weiner, 202-470-5870
DATE: February 8, 2012 Jeremy Funk, 202-470-5878
***PRESS CALL: WED., FEBRUARY 8th @ 2:15 p.m. ET***
U.S. Reps. DeLauro, Schakowsky, Capps, Moore to React to Speaker John Boehner’s Outrageous Vow to Repeal New Obama Administration Rules Ensuring Working Women Access to Birth Control without Co-pays Under Employer Health Coverage
Congresswomen Push Back on Speaker’s Assault on Women’s Health: ‘Protecting Access to Birth Control Does Not Violate Religious Freedom – and It is a Moral Imperative’
Washington DC – Join U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9), Lois Capps (D – CA-23), and Gwen Moore (D-W-4) for an emergency press conference call today at 2:15 pm ET reacting to Republican Speaker John Boehner’s outrageous speech on the U.S. House floor this afternoon vowing to overturn the Obama Administration’s new rules requiring all employers who provide health insurance to provide birth control without a co-pay to its women employees.
While Boehner decried the new rules as an “unambiguous attack on religious freedom in our country” the Congresswomen will lay out the case that protecting access to birth control does not violate religious freedom and that is a moral imperative. Surveys show that 99% of women and 98% of Catholic women have used birth control at some time in their lives. The rules in no way require that anyone else use birth control if it violates their religious convictions. Bottom line: the convictions of some religious leaders can not be allowed to trump the rights of millions of women employees to have access to birth control.
WHO: U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3)
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9)
U.S. Rep. Lois Capps (D – CA-23)
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-W-4)
WHAT: Press Call Reacting to Boehner’s Anti-women floor speech
WHEN: WED., FEBRUARY 8th @ 2:15 p.m. ET