Today Rep. Jeanine Notter (R-Merrimack), who sits on the State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee, caught our attention once again with another of her “Notter Notions”. During a hearing on late-entry House Resolution 29, urging the United States Department of Health and Human Services to rescind its rule requiring health plans to cover preventative services for women such as contraceptives, she told committee members that health plans shouldn’t cover birth control because it causes prostate cancer.
Unbelievable? See it here for yourself:
According to the Mayo Clinic, prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in a man’s prostate.
This isn’t the first time Rep. Notter’s notions have generated public attention; last February she told cancer patients that they didn’t need the new health law because they could host community fundraisers to cover health care costs instead.
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This wasn’t the only bizarre statement made by a NH Representative at the hearing. Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker also weighed in on this issue.