Congressman Cummings questions the silencing of women in the debate over contraceptive coverage

Rush Limbaugh’s recent, despicable three-day attack against law student Sandra Fluke cast a spotlight on a national campaign by Republicans to turn back the clock on 50 years of progress on women’s health issues. But his attacks were not the first attempt to silence Ms. Fluke and the voices of millions of women like her.

Two weeks earlier, I had requested Ms. Fluke’s testimony at a hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on a rule announced by the Obama administration to require employer health insurance to cover contraceptives.


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