from Feministpeacenetwork blog...

Last week was, by any standard a bad one for women.  Sure, it started out well enough with the annual platitudes of Mother’s Day,  but it went quickly downhill from there.  Here are some of the highlights, or more accurately, low lights:

In Washington, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) held a hearing on restricting abortion rights in DC and would not allow DC’s representative, the very honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton to speak at the hearing because heaven forbid, we wouldn’t want our forefathers turning over in their graves because women have the right to make their own health decisions or speak for themselves in the shadow of the Capitol.



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