Sandra Fluke Testifies before Congress today – Women in business take note!
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Sandra Fluke Finally Testifies Before Congress
Reacts to Nationwide Campaign to Roll Back Access to Contraceptives
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Oversight Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, and Congresswomen Eleanor Holmes Norton and Carolyn Maloney held a Democratic Steering and Policy Committee event today to hear testimony from Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who was denied the opportunity to appear at a Committee hearing last week to discuss the critical importance of contraceptives to millions of women across the country.
During her testimony today, Fluke responded to questions from Ranking Member Cummings about the nationwide campaign being conducted at both the state and federal levels to roll back women’s access to contraceptives. “Contraception when it first became available was a revolution in this country,” said Fluke. “It allowed women to enter employment and educational opportunities that had previously not been accessible because they were unable to control their reproduction in the same way. I just cannot imagine rolling back the clock on that progress.” Women in business should care about this issue because regardless of if we are business owners, C-Level Executives, Entrepreneurs or employees – this affects women, and thus us.
Cummings praised Fluke for giving voice to millions of women across the country. “Now you have not only the Congress listening to you, but you have the country listening to you, and that is a powerful, powerful thing,” said Cummings. Click here for Cummings’ full opening statement. To view/hear Ms. Fluke’s testimony – click here.