Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) may not be allowed to vote in the House, but she is still threatening to make life difficult for House Republicans if they keep trying to overturn D.C.’s new Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act.
Speaking in the Rules Committee, Rep. Alcee Hastings said, “I think men ought to butt out of this subject, and be about the business of respecting women and their rights.”
When legislators want to avoid a fight on a controversial measure, they’ll often bury it the kind of bill where you would least expect to find it. That’s what happened in the U.S. House Wednesday morning.
Lost in a netherworld where it is less than a state and something other than a city, the District of Columbia is being used by right-wingers in Congress as a battleground on reproductive justice and much more.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is taking a preemptive strike against a potential abortion ban.
One Congresswoman fights back on the omnibus spending bill with a rider that continues the D.C. ban on abortion funding.
How D.C.’s women were sacrificed and the implications for future policy.