(Sandra) Fluke has described herself as a third year law student at Georgetown University, and indeed, that is what she is. However, contrary to the narrative of innocent victimhood that portrays Fluke as a wide-eyed 23-year-old girl caught without contraception on a college campus full of predatory men, Fluke herself is really a 30-year-old women‘s rights activist who not only didn’t get caught without contraception at Georgetown, but specifically knew the university didn’t cover it and chose to attend for precisely that reason.
It appears that the poor little coed is actually a 30 year old who set this whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Big surprise.
Sandra Fluke’s sex life is draining her bank account. She’s a Georgetown law student who testified before a panel of sympathetic Dems, chaired by Nancy Pelosi, to complain that it’s too expensive to have sex in law school without mandated insurance coverage:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said she called the hearing of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee because Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown University Law School, was not allowed to testify at the Feb. 16 hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
“Democrats are prepared to hear from a single witness today, a Georgetown Law student, Sandra Fluke, to testify before the committee,” Pelosi said in her opening remarks.
“We are proud to bring Sandra before our Steering and Policy Committee to deliver the testimony she was denied last week, to stand firm in the cause of women’s health — to no longer be held silent. Sandra is a bold and passionate leader for young women and all women, at Georgetown and across the country. She understands that this issue that we’re discussing is a matter of women’s health, plain and simple.”
……At Thursday’s staged hearing, Fluke said she chose to go to law school at Georgetown because it offers a quality education, but she also expected the school to accommodate students who do not share the Catholic belief that contraceptives, abortifacients, and sterilization are immoral.
It’s all about choice. These women attend a catholic university not known for supporting birth control. Don’t like it? GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. Buy YOUR OWN insurance. NO ONE forces them to go there, and NO ONE should force the university to cater to anyone who wants them to give money for contraception.
Fluke said Georgetown, a Jesuit school, does not provide contraceptive coverage in its student health plan, a situation that places “financial, emotional and medical burdens” on students.
If contraception coverage is placing too much of an emotional burden on you, then your studies aren’t that much of a strain.
She expressed gratitude for the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, which will force religiously affiliated schools and hospitals to provide services that some religions, including Catholicism, find morally wrong and impermissible.
That is the main point; mandated ObamaCare and a Health and Human Services mandate that forces every employer to provide employees with health coverage that not only covers birth control and sterilization, but makes them free. Only there is no such thing as “free”; taxpayers always foot the bill.
……“When I look around my campus, I see the faces of the women affected by this lack of contraceptive coverage,” Fluke testified. “One told us about how embarrassed and just powerless she felt when she was standing at the pharmacy counter and learned for the first time that contraception was not covered on her insurance and she had to turn and walk away because she couldn’t afford that prescription. Women like her have no choice but to go without contraception.
And just a few isles over was a shitload of affordable condoms and spermicide.
Fluke, describing birth control as “medication,” said some women need it to cure disease:
“A friend of mine, for example, has polycystic ovarian syndrome, and she has to take prescription birth control to stop cysts from growing on her ovaries. Her prescription is technically covered by Georgetown’s insurance because it’s not intended to prevent pregnancy.”
But Fluke noted that her friend “never got the insurance company to cover her prescription. Despite verifications of her illness from her doctor, her claim was denied repeatedly on the assumption that she really wanted birth control to prevent pregnancy. She’s gay.”
How many women at Georgetown university actually have polycystic ovarian syndrome?
I don’t care if Fluke and her collection of boyfriends bang every night like a screen door in a hurricane. I shouldn’t have to pay for her pregnancy prevention or any subsequent STDs.
I’d rather the government spay and neuter all those welfare queens and their “baby daddies”. THAT would be tax money well spent.
Emily at Naked D.C. has her own take on this:
A few key points here before we move on to how utterly ridiculous this assertion actually is:
That is a lot of sex to have in law school. You should be studying. Law school is hard, or, at least, when I was in law school, I thought it was hard. Also, you are almost 25 years old. Grow the hell up.
She earned $3K as a summer salary. What do most students earn on their summer salary? The chance to work for free again the next summer.
These women are on “public interest scholarships” which means that they get their insurance, presumably, from their school, and use the school nurse practitioner/first aid clinic to fulfill their birth control needs. If these girls are under the age of 26 – and they look it – they can be on their parents’ insurance, which might offer better coverage. Except then their parents would know they are kind of whorish.
That said, the idea that they are paying $1000 per year for birth control is a little crazy. Condoms at CVS cost $1, so that means, if you take this cheaper option, you are actually having sex three times a day, which is kind of insane and you’re going to have a lot more medical expenses than just birth control. Like chafing. Also, you need psychological help. If its birth control pills they’re using, well, Planned Parenthood, which has plenty of offices within driving distance of the DC area, seems to think those only cost $15 – $50 per month, which is half Ms. Fluke’s estimate. A fitted diaphragm costs about $60 and can be used all year long, including special occasions. And IUDs and the Depo-Provera shot are half the estimate cost (at about $500 each).
Also, vibrators? Much cheaper than that.
Exactly. Any Georgetown student who isn’t satisfied with their health plan, should switch to one that covers their sex habits. Fluke and the Dems want to force the taxpayers AND a college institution to pay for it. That “reproductive health issues” crap is nothing less than a dog and pony show for Obama’s socialist government-mandated healthcare. Let her pay for her own contraception. I shouldn’t have to pay for anyone’s sex life, whether they use birth control or not.
The issue here isn’t whether or not women in this country have a right to obtain birth control. The point being missed by all of the “women’s reproductive rights” advocates is that we ALREADY HAVE reproductive rights. We can decide when or if we want children. Those options are available, and it damned sure doesn’t cost $3000.
Diaphrams, IUDs, and spermicide are cheap. As much as they tout Planned Parenthood, the Demtards never once suggested that Fluke and her gal pals pay them a visit and get all the inexpensive birth control they need. Just because Fluke is too goddamned cheap to walk into a CVS and get some spermicide, doesn’t mean she gets to stick us with the cost.
Rush Limbaugh is taking a lot of flak for calling Fluke a “slut”:
“What does it say about the college coed … who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex?” Limbaugh said. “It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex.”
“If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it,” he said. “We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
Frothing leftwingnuts make a living out of calling female conservatives “sluts”, “whores”, and a variety of other creative names. Katharine Harris, Carrie Prejean, Sarah Palin, Michelle Malkin, Rebecca Kleefisch, Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle, and Michele Bachmann have all been targets of filthy smears from Bill Maher, Andrew Sullivan, David Letterman, Guy Cimbalo, Jerry Brown, John “Sly” Slyvester, Joy Behar, Gawker, DailyKos, Wonkette, Keith Olbermann, the New York Times, and the rest of the unwashed leftie rags and blogs.
Not one of those conservative women got a phone call from Obama.
The catholic church is up in arms over this as well, with leaders like Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York city, calling for parishioners to protest Obama’s ‘attack on religious freedoms’. All well and good, but catholics need to remember that they hopped into the political sack with liberal socialists decades ago, starting with the FDR regime, in the name of ‘social and redistributive justice’. They also voted for Obama and threw their support behind ObamaCare. Now it’s come back to bite them in the ass. They can congratulate themselves for helping B. Hussein’s intrusive, out of control socialist kleptocracy.
As for Fluke, screw her. Literally.
- Sandra Fluke is not a “slut.” She’s a femme-agogue tool; DCCC, Emily’s list fund-raise off of Rush (michellemalkin.com)
- Fire From the Heartland’ Burns Bright Despite Liberal Venom’
- Leftwing Radicalism in the Church: CCHD and ACORN
- Ingraham: Barbara Walters Laughed When I Was Called ‘Slut’
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