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In a dramatic scene on Capitol Hill, several Democrats walked out of a congressional hearing on the Obama administration's rule that would require health insurance plans, including those provided by Catholic-affiliated hospitals and universities, to offer free contraceptives for health-related issues and birth control. The lawmakers took action after the committee chair blocked testimony from a female witness who supports the mandate. We're joined by D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who walked out of the hearing; and the witness who was barred from testifying, Georgetown University law student Sandra Flook. Georgetown is a Catholic university whose health plan does not cover contraception.

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Jimmy If there is anything I am an absolutist about, it is birth control. Everyone should have unrestricted access to contraceptives of all sorts.

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