In an op-ed at CNN, Sandra Fluke, the Democrat’s latest campaign tool who recently said coeds are going broke buying birth control, argued that women have a right to insurance that covers contraception.
She starts her op-ed, entitled, “Slurs won’t silence women,” by arguing that her fellow coeds “have suffered dire medical consequences because our student insurance does not cover contraception for the purpose of preventing pregnancy.”
Hot Air’s Tina Korbe responded by writing that “[t]he possibility of pregnancy — even with contraception — is part of the reality of sex.”
Moreover, the school she attends is a Catholic institution, and she knew the school’s policy before she went.
Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, preventive care services, including contraception, will be covered by private insurance plans without co-pays or deductibles. If appropriately implemented, this important law will finally guarantee women access to contraception, regardless of the religious affiliation of their workplace or school.
Note the phrase, “without copays or deductibles,” meaning the “services” are provided at no cost to the insured. The problem with that argument, of course, is that nothing is free – someone, somewhere, has to foot the bill, and that someone is ultimately the taxpayer.
In other words, Fluke is arguing that contraception is a right that must be funded by those who pay taxes, whether they agree or not.
Korbe counters that argument by saying “the exercise of a right generally doesn’t cost somebody else something and, if it does, that might be a clue the so-called “right” is not actually a right…”
Fluke continued, falsely asserting that those who criticised her are engaging in “obvious attempts to distract from meaningful policy discussions and to silence women’s voices regarding their own health care.”
But no one is attempting to silence Fluke or anyone on the left from making their claims. In reality, it is the left who is engaged in an all-out effort to silence critics like Rush Limbaugh for daring to disagree.
The truth is that no one is attempting to limit access to contraception – not Rush Limbaugh, and certainly not Congressional Republicans.
This is not a plea for Sandra Fluke to become like me. It is a plea for her and for others like her to recognize that (a) some men and women legitimately object to contraception on religious grounds and (b) to recognize that some women — even women who don’t object to contraception in general — legitimately do not think all insurance plans should be made by the federal government to cover contraception. It is a plea for her to respect that.
Before Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a “sl-t” and a “prostitute,” I watched the video of her testimony. Based on the evidence of that testimony, I didn’t think she was either of the words Rush Limbaugh used, but I thought she was unbelievably spoiled and disdainful of the opinions of others. Nothing that I have seen or read since then has changed my opinion of her. How I’d love for something to change it now!
It is becoming quite clear that Sandra Fluke is little more than a pawn the Democrats are using to push their radical agenda.
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