Leaving critical facts out

Birth Control is really popular lately.  Check out these article titles:

Absence of women at birth-control hearing prompts larger question

Congressional Birth Control Hearing Involves Exactly Zero People Who Have a Uterus

‘Where are the women?’ Outrage after birth control hearing is led by panel of five MEN


Birth Control Hearing Not Really About Birth Control, Says GOP

House Democrats Walk Out Of One-Sided Hearing On Contraception, Calling It An ‘Autocratic Regime’

With the articles came these responses:

Yesterday I finally took the time to see what the deal was.  Thursday, Congress began a hearing titled-  “Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?”

Now I’m not dense, I realize that “Birth Control” is being discussed in part during this hearing.  But from the titles of the articles you would think that the legality of birth control is being discussed not an employer’s “Freedom of Religion/Conscience” being violated if he has to pay for his female employees’ birth control.

I’m not posting this to debate on “Freedom of Religion” or the “accessibility” of birth control.   I’m posting it because the media selects the facts they want you to know and leaves out critical information. The public eats it up without bothering  to look at all the facts.  Sensationalism sells people!

The “Birth Control hearing” is really a hearing regarding religion, to which only two women were invited.  (Source CNN)

                     Two other women invited by the Republicans, Dr. Laura Champion and Allison Dabbs Garrett, later testified during a second panel.

Think about that for two seconds…..


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