New Washington Dc Limits On Abortion, Congresswoman Refused Chance To SpeakIn another example of the right trying to force their religious opinions on the rest of us:
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing this past week on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in Washington, DC. Outrageously, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's (D-DC) request to testify at the hearing was denied by the bill's sponsor, Republican Trent Franks (AZ-2), who chairs the subcommittee. Congresswoman Norton, the District of Columbia's only elected representative (who is not allowed to vote on the House floor because Washington, DC, is not a state) was denied her request to testify for her DC constituency in contradiction to long-standing Congressional tradition that allows members of Congress to testify on bills that affect their constituents.
ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 1 Response 0 May 19, 2012