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Congressman Issa Claims MLK's Legacy to Support Fight Against Contraceptives | Care2 Causes

Congressman Issa Claims MLK's Legacy to Support Fight Against Contraceptives | Care2 Causes

Congressman Darrell Issa’s so-called hearings on religious freedom concluded with little input from women and the first panel filled solely with men. Our own Jessica Pielko offered up a good recap of yesterday’s sham hearing. Congressman Issa had to tout the righteousness of the hearing on Twitter afterwards by citing Martin Luther King Jr. In successive tweets, he featured the photo illustration above with the hashtag #thinkfree. “What is happening today is exactly what Martin Luther King Jr. warned us against here:” “We heard from religious leaders whose positions might not be popular, like MLK’s position was not so long ago” “But that is why we have the first amendment: to protect the rights of those in the #minority…like #MLK” The Congressman would like to claim the hearing aimed to protect religious freedom and not a fight to curb access to women’s health. Dr. King fo...

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