I don't know what to make of this news…
Nancy Pelosi announced today that the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on the issue of women's health.
The sole witness at the hearing will be Ms. Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown University, who was blocked from testifying at a recent Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing by Chairman Darrell Issa.
For the record, I'm fine with the idea of a third-year law student and former president of Georgetown’s Students for Reproductive Justice group sitting before Congress to testify on women's health issues. Even if she is a woman. (Some of my best friends are people who are married to women.)
I'm just saying it's a slippery slope. I mean, today it's a woman testifying on women's health issues? What's next? A dog testifying on women's health issues? A rakishly-askew bowler hat testifying on women's health issues? We have to draw the line somewhere.
That's why I think it's best to just leave this to the people who know what they're talking about: sexually-repressed virgins and the modern-day equivalent of village shamans.
Tags: Contraception, Darrell Issa, House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Sandra Fluke