Two pro-abortion members of Congress want taxpayers to fund tampons in their Congressional bathrooms.
Although abortion advocates push the bumper sticker slogan saying they want government out of their reproductive areas, two Democrats in Congress want taxpayers to fund things that go in them. They want taxpayers to fund tampons and other feminine hygiene products for the bathrooms used by members of Congress.
Amazingly they believe that tampons, sanitary pads and other feminine products should be treated the same as toilet paper or paper towels. Here is more from a new report in the Washington Times:
Two Democratic members of Congress demanded this week that the U.S. House declare feminine hygiene products to be office supplies that can be reimbursed at taxpayers’ expense.
Reps. Grace Meng and Sean Patrick Maloney, both New York Democrats, said the House should provide the products free of charge in all common bathrooms, and should reimburse offices that buy them.
“Feminine hygiene products are a basic and essential need for women,” Ms. Meng said. “All women deserve access to them and that includes women who visit and work on Capitol Hill. It is time for the House to make these necessary items more accessible to women.”
The two lawmakers wrote a letter Thursday to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan asking him to approve the funds after the House last week denied Mr. Maloney’s reimbursement request.
“We applaud you for making toilet paper available free of charge in every restroom in the Capitol complex under your control. Similarly, we applaud you for making paper towels available as well. We implore you, however, to go one step further and make feminine hygiene products available to those who need them,” the wrote in their letter.
Google Maps shows dozens of drug stores, grocery stores and markets where feminine hygiene products can be purchased within minutes of the capitol building.