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Obama Calls Law Student Embroiled in Birth-Control Debate [Obama: Your Parents Should Be Proud]
NY Times ^ | March 02, 2012 | JONATHAN WEISMAN

Posted on 03/02/2012 11:27:27 AM PST by Steelfish

March 2, 2012 Obama Calls Law Student Embroiled in Birth-Control Debate By JONATHAN WEISMAN President Obama on Friday called a Georgetown University law student who has publicly backed the administration’s regulations mandating that employer-provided insurance plans offer free contraceptives, thanking her for standing firm against withering criticism and an escalating battle between Democrats and Rush Limbaugh.

The president made the call just before Sandra Fluke, who last month supported Mr. Obama’s policy in informal testimony on Capitol Hill, was to appear on MSNBC.

“What was really personal for me was he said to tell my parents that they should be proud,” she told Andrea Mitchell, the host of the cable news program.

The showdown between Ms. Fluke and Mr. Limbaugh is turning into a major battle between Democratic and Republican lawmakers. Under heavy pressure from Democratic leaders, House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio on Friday condemned as “inappropriate” the comments Mr. Limbaugh made earlier this week. The conservative talk show host called Ms. Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” for supporting Mr. Obama’s regulations, even if the mandate might violate an employer’s religious beliefs.

But Mr. Boehner, a Republican, also denounced Democratic fund-raising efforts that have stemmed from the turn of events.

“The speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation,” Michael Steel, Mr. Boehner’s spokesman, said Friday.

The flap originates from an appearance by Ms. Fluke, a student at Georgetown University’s law school, at an informal House Democratic hearing last month. Ms. Fluke testified in favor of Mr. Obama’s mandate, which Georgetown and other Catholic institutions have roundly condemned as an infringement on their religious rights.

At the hearing, Ms. Fluke said fellow students at her Jesuit university pay as much as $1,000 a year for...

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: contraceptionmandate; sandrafluke; sandytheslut

1 posted on 03/02/2012 11:27:32 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Image and video hosting by TinyPic A fluke is a parasite!
2 posted on 03/02/2012 11:28:50 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Steelfish

Maybe he wanted a date?


3 posted on 03/02/2012 11:29:22 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Steelfish

That is just so wrong. Too bad he and Mooshell have two daughters.


4 posted on 03/02/2012 11:30:03 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: SMARTY

This President will stoop low to any level to pander to the NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and EMILY’s LIST vote.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 11:30:53 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

A $1000 a year for birth control pills.............WOW are they made of gold?


6 posted on 03/02/2012 11:31:01 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Steelfish

To the slut: If the condems fit, you can’t ACQUIT!


7 posted on 03/02/2012 11:32:14 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Steelfish

Amazing what the boy king is proud of! Leaching off the government control is what he is proud of. NOTHING ELSE pleases him more than having control of this destroyed country.

He shows his true colors more and more each day.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 11:33:41 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Steelfish

“What was really personal for me was he said to tell my parents that they should be proud,”

Wait a minute! If she is 26 or under, why aren’t those parents keeping her on their policy and providing her birth control?????


9 posted on 03/02/2012 11:37:53 AM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: Steelfish

Obama knows that this “woman” is not married and is aware that she is having premarital sex and he calls her to support her not just having pepremarital sex, but using birth control that will kill any babies she might conceive.

He condones both premarital sex and baby murder.


10 posted on 03/02/2012 11:38:55 AM PST by Uncle Slayton
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To: Steelfish

Of course he’s embroiled in it. He started it.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 11:39:13 AM PST by DManA
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To: Steelfish

Obamao probably told her that if she went to bat for the other team, she wouldn’t have any financial hardship.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 11:42:10 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: ColdOne

NYT revising history again. She said $3000.

Others point out that you can get then for $9/months at Target.


13 posted on 03/02/2012 11:42:42 AM PST by DManA
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To: Uncle Slayton

You make an excellent point!


14 posted on 03/02/2012 11:44:25 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Bluebird Singing

Because she’s 30. She got a BS in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Cornell in 2003.


15 posted on 03/02/2012 11:46:30 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

I am just shocked she likes boys. Here is her Bio:

FROM THE SITE: JAMMIE WEARING FOOLS.


Sandra Fluke’s professional background in domestic violence and human trafficking began with Sanctuary for Families in New York City. There, she launched the agency’s pilot Program Evaluation Initiative. While at Sanctuary, she co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which after a twenty-year stalemate, successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence, including LGBTQ victims and teens. Sandra was also a member of the Manhattan Borough President’s Taskforce on Domestic Violence and numerous other New York City and New York State coalitions that successfully advocated for policy improvements impacting victims of domestic violence.

As the 2010 recipient of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant, she researched, wrote, and produced an instructional film on how to apply for a domestic violence restraining order in pro per. She has also interned with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking; Polaris Project; Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County; Break the Cycle; the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project; NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund; Crime Victim and Sexual Assault Services; and the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County.

Through Georgetown’s clinic programs, Sandra has proposed legislation based on fact-finding in Kenya regarding child trafficking for domestic work, and has represented victims of domestic violence in protection order cases. Sandra is the Development Editor of the Journal of Gender and the Law, and served as the President of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Vice President of the Women’s Legal Alliance. In her first year, she also co-founded a campus committee addressing human trafficking. Cornell University awarded her a B. S. in Policy Analysis & Management, as well as Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies in 2003


16 posted on 03/02/2012 11:49:44 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Steelfish

“Parents, if your daughter went before a congressional hearing and said that she was having so much sex, she was going broke buying contraceptives, then advocated for a welfare program to cover her lifestyle, would you be proud?”

~Rush Limbaugh


17 posted on 03/02/2012 12:01:19 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Steelfish

BO should relate well to skanks. Just look at what he had for a mother. A world-ban**ng whatever who had him without a father, so go the reasons for Bo’s state of mental ineptitude.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 12:07:23 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: ColdOne

Actual cost for pills is about $10/month. Besides being a skank, the wench is a liar too.


19 posted on 03/02/2012 12:09:03 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Steelfish

FACTS:
98% of bar room skanks who will bang a stranger vote democrat.
99% of all democrats believe that by sleeping with strangers they advance progress and give back to the community.
Republicans spread freedom and democracy.
Democrats spread STDs.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 12:10:07 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: massgopguy

BS is what it is. This is all that kind of degree is there for - looking for victims and causing problems.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 12:16:08 PM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: Steelfish

I wonder if he bothered to call the families of the soldiers slain after he bent over and kissed the mullahs butt and apoligized for burning their sacred little books.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 2:27:18 PM PST by Airwinger (Semper Fi, Time to use that motto for our Constitution. (ALWAYS FAITHFUL!))
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To: Steelfish

if her parents had followed her advice, she wouldn’t be here....I guess that’s something to be said on her behalf....If my child was attending Georgetown University, and if I was in any way responsible financially for that situation, she would be at home the next morning and being advised as to how she was basically on her own financially and otherwise!!!!


23 posted on 03/02/2012 2:47:33 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: crosslink; massgopguy
Short Chicago Tribune article (with Flukes video) supplies the salient details of the Limbaugh/Flukes firestorm, including:

"Fluke had attempted to testify last month at a congressional committee hearing on the Obama administration’s new rule requiring employers to offer health plans that include birth control coverage, but she was excluded from the panel. She testified instead at a mock hearing organized by Democratic lawmakers...."

Rush Limbaugh: Obama calls Sandra Fluke to express 'support'

Little Reported BACKGROUND: Who Is Sandra Flukes?

The GateWay Pundit now linking to same source as thread below:

THREAD: Sandra Fluke’s Appearance Is No Fluke ( Rush & the Slut Fluke, Mega Leftist)

Sandra Fluke’s Appearance Is No Fluke

Posted by on Mar 02, 2012 at 10:49 am

For me the interesting part of the story is the ever-evolving “coed”. I put that in quotes because in the beginning she was described as a Georgetown law student. It was then revealed that prior to attending Georgetown she was an active women’s right advocate. In one of her first interviews she is quoted as talking about how she reviewed Georgetown’s insurance policy prior to committing to attend, and seeing that it didn’t cover contraceptive services, she decided to attend with the express purpose of battling this policy.

During this time, she was described as a 23-year-old coed. Magically, at the same time Congress is debating the forced coverage of contraception, she appears and is even brought to Capitol Hill to testify. This morning, in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show, it was revealed that she is 30 years old, NOT the 23 that had been reported all along.

In other words, folks, you are being played. She has been an activist all along and the Dems were just waiting for the appropriate time to play her.

While she is described as a “third year law student” they always fail to mention that she is also the past president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice.

July 30 2011

Does your campus’s LSRJ chapter face opposition in regard to facilitating a comprehensive conversation about reproductive justice? Well mine definitely does! While my campus has a mix of people with different backgrounds, and a rich liberal arts community, the Midwest doesn’t exactly scream bleeding liberal. Some LSRJ chapters at conservative campuses face opposition in the form of other, more conservative, student run organizations; some face it from their administrations, and others from their peers, or the community in general. Whatever the opposition is, it can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening.

The question is, how do we combat this conservative opposition and oppression, in order to facilitate a discussion and educate others about the RJ movement? I am obviously not alone in facing these problems, as Sandra Fluke of Georgetown lead a packed room in a discussion on this question at the first Issue Caucus that I attended at the Leadership Institute, LSRJ’s national conference at Berkeley.

While no solution was definitively reached, and I personally don’t begin to have the “right” answer, I was really charged by the discussion and feel many great ideas were presented. Some campus chapters decided to take an adversarial approach, feeling it important to use those “scary” words the opposition fears.

Further background research on Ms Fluke reveals that she got her start in government in New York in 2009.

Sandra Fluke’s professional background in domestic violence and human trafficking began with Sanctuary for Families in New York City. There, she launched the agency’s pilot Program Evaluation Initiative. While at Sanctuary, she co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which after a twenty-year stalemate, successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence, including LGBTQ victims and teens. Sandra was also a member of the Manhattan Borough President’s Taskforce on Domestic Violence and numerous other New York City and New York State coalitions that successfully advocated for policy improvements impacting victims of domestic violence.

As the 2010 recipient of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant, she researched, wrote, and produced an instructional film on how to apply for a domestic violence restraining order in pro per. She has also interned with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking; Polaris Project; Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County; Break the Cycle; the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project; NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund; Crime Victim and Sexual Assault Services; and the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County.

Through Georgetown’s clinic programs, Sandra has proposed legislation based on fact-finding in Kenya regarding child trafficking for domestic work, and has represented victims of domestic violence in protection order cases. Sandra is the Development Editor of the Journal of Gender and the Law, and served as the President of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Vice President of the Women’s Legal Alliance. In her first year, she also co-founded a campus committee addressing human trafficking. Cornell University awarded her a B. S. in Policy Analysis & Management, as well as Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies in 2003.

My only question is, how does someone go from being a champion of domestic violence issues to an expert of women’s reproductive health issues?


24 posted on 03/02/2012 3:35:40 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Steelfish

The fainting star gaze has faded now he needs to work hard for the ditz vote


25 posted on 03/03/2012 4:57:34 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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