conversations about me testifying before the oversight committee, the
Democrats initially decided against having a student because they
expected the Republicans to be really nasty. At first I thought I could
take it, thanks to my experience being personally attacked by internet
Catholics. Then it occurred to me that they were worried about a student being
called a whore in public, which I had to admit would be pretty awful.
I'm so grateful
for Sandra's bravery. The attacks on her show that, though the Republicans keep absurdly repeating the
talking point that "this isn't about contraception" it absolutely is - as a means to control and punish women.