‘Where are the women?”
This was the persistent and easy — but lazy and disingenuous — cry that went up when the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee began a hearing on the Obama administration’s outrageous mandate stripping religious Americans of their conscience rights by mandating insurance coverage of contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. The problem was that the committee’s first panel of witnesses consisted of five men. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m not offended by Bishop William Lori — who is willing to go to jail rather than submit to this new rule that would violate his and my conscience — reporting on the implications of this violation of religious liberty to a congressional committee. But liberal feminist games are what they are.
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