My apologies, faithful readers, for interposing the previous article “Poor Sandra Fluke” before completing our chronology of the Sandra Fluke saga as promised. It was necessary because of the lies promulgated by the Left in defense of Ms. Fluke.
Unfortunately, in the two days since that article’s publication their attacks have continued. The latest is that, in defense of Ms. Fluke, Gloria Steinem and Hanoi Jane Fonda are calling for the revocation of Rush Limbaugh’s broadcast license.
As reported in an article published here 3/25/11(“Feminism is a joke”) that staunch defender of women right’s Ms. Steinem was only too happy to let Sarah Palin get pummeled by the vilest insults of Bill Maher and the like without uttering a word in Mrs. Palin’s defense.
There’s more. That moderate voice of reason the Rev. Al (Tawana Brawley) Sharpton has joined the Steinem/Fonda choir. His outrage is so pitched he’s singing soprano.
Returning to the background facts in the Sandra Fluke case:
Sandra Fluke is not new to the subject at hand. She attended Cornell University from 1999-2003, where she received a B.S. in Policy Analysis & Management and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.
While at Cornell, Fluke was the treasurer of Students Acting for Gender Equality (SAGE.) She organized activities centered on the far-left feminist and gender equity movements. She participated and help organize rallies supporting abortion and led efforts to recruit other women’s’ rights activists.
Sandra Fluke transferred to Georgetown University where she is now a third-year student at Georgetown Law and past president of the school’s Students for Reproductive Justice Group.
Ms. Fluke, who is a Methodist, selected a Catholic university to attend, a Jesuit university no less.
Now get this. It gets to the very heart of the phoniness of this whole Sandra Fluke fiasco.
Before enrolling she researched the college’s health plans and found that birth control was not included. “I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care,” Fluke said.
Put your big girl panties on, Sandy. You’re a big girl now.
This is what adults do. They make hard choices. If you want birth control included in your college package pick a different school. There are any number of good law schools out there (Harvard, Columbia, NYU et al), not Catholic, who policies are in line with your desires.
Fluke spent the past three years lobbying the administration to change its policy on the issue. That issue got to the university president’s office last spring and Georgetown declined to change its policy.
Fluke plans to continue working to ensure that the health reform regulations do eventually require Georgetown University to provide birth control to its students.
So there you have it right out of her own mouth. Fluke came specifically to Georgetown to pick a fight with the Catholic Church.
And now she’s got one.
Asked why she thought Rush Limbaugh made the comments he did (calling her a “slut”), Fluke told CBS News Correspondent Nancy Cordes that Limbaugh wants women like her to stop asking for the health care they deserve.
“It’s an attempt to silence women. That’s really what it’s about, if we’re called these names, then we’ll go away and we won’t demand the health care we deserve and we need.”
Since when is birth control for recreational sex health care that women deserve and need?
Why should it be free?
And why should the Catholic Church, which opposes contraception as a matter of dogma, be required to pay for it?
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