Skip to comments.Sandra Fluke: Ryan “Would Allow Women to Die in Emergency Rooms”
Posted on 09/06/2012 5:19:38 AM PDT by NYer
Pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke accused Paul Ryan of supporting a bill that “would allow pregnant women to die preventable deaths in our emergency rooms,” an attack on Ryan’s pro-life views.
Speaking to the Democratic National Convention, Fluke pushed her pro-abortion views saying Mitt Romney and Ryan’s pro-life views would be bad for the country.
“In that America, your new president could be a man who stands by when a public figure tries to silence a private citizen with hateful slurs. Who won’t stand up to the slurs, or to any of the extreme, bigoted voices in his own party,” she claimed. “It would be an America in which you have a new vice president who co-sponsored a bill that would allow pregnant women to die preventable deaths in our emergency rooms.
Fluke said that was, “An America in which states humiliate women by forcing us to endure invasive ultrasounds we don’t want and our doctors say we don’t need,” even though studies show Planned Parenthood virtually always does ultrasounds prior to abortions.
Fluke is bastardizing a portion of the bill stopping taxpayer funding of abortions in Obamacare that reinstates conscience protections for pro-life medical workers who dont want to be involved in abortions.
The Protect Life Act makes it clear that no funds authorized or appropriated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), including tax credits and cost-sharing reductions, may be used to pay for abortion or abortion coverage. It specifies that individual people or state or local governments must purchase a separate elective abortion rider or insurance coverage that includes elective abortion but only as long as that is done with private funds and not monies authorized by Obamacare.
The bill also specifies that insurance issuers may offer health plans that include elective abortion and may offer separate elective abortion riders, so long as they ensure PPACA funds are not used for premiums or administrative costs. The bill also clarifies that issuers who offer elective abortion coverage must also offer a qualified health benefits plan that is identical except that it does not cover elective abortion.
The pro-life measure also ensures that state laws protecting conscience rights, restricting or prohibiting abortion or coverage or funding of abortion, or establishing procedural requirements on abortion are not abrogated by Obamacare. It also makes it so any state or local governments receiving funding under Obamacare may not subject any health care entity to discrimination or require any health plan to subject any entity to discrimination on the basis that it refuses to undergo abortion training, refuses to require abortion training, refuses to perform or pay for abortions, or refuses to provide abortion referrals.
Fluke talked about moving in the footsteps of the feminist foremothers, but forgot that they were mostly pro-life. And she talked about the issue of rape but didn’t mention how Planned Parenthood covers up child rape.
The full text of Fluke’s speech appears below:
Some of you may remember that earlier this year, Republicans shut me out of a hearing on contraception. In fact, on that panel, they didnt hear from a single woman, even though they were debating an issue that affects nearly every woman. Because it happened in Congress, people noticed. But it happens all the time. Many women are shut out and silenced. So while Im honored to be standing at this podium, it easily could have been any one of you. Im here because I spoke out, and this November, each of us must do the same.
During this campaign, weve heard about the two profoundly different futures that could await womenand how one of those futures looks like an offensive, obsolete relic of our past. Warnings of that future are not distractions. Theyre not imagined. That future could be real.
In that America, your new president could be a man who stands by when a public figure tries to silence a private citizen with hateful slurs. Who wont stand up to the slurs, or to any of the extreme, bigoted voices in his own party. It would be an America in which you have a new vice president who co-sponsored a bill that would allow pregnant women to die preventable deaths in our emergency rooms. An America in which states humiliate women by forcing us to endure invasive ultrasounds we dont want and our doctors say we dont need. An America in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it; in which politicians redefine rape so survivors are victimized all over again; in which someone decides which domestic violence victims deserve help, and which dont. We know what this America would look like. In a few short months, its the America we could be. But its not the America we should be. Its not who we are.
Weve also seen another future we could choose. First of all, wed have the right to choose. Its an America in which no one can charge us more than men for the exact same health insurance; in which no one can deny us affordable access to the cancer screenings that could save our lives; in which we decide when to start our families. An America in which our president, when he hears a young woman has been verbally attacked, thinks of his daughtersnot his delegates or donorsand stands with all women. And strangers come together, reach out and lift her up. And then, instead of trying to silence her, you invite me hereand give me a microphoneto amplify our voice. Thats the difference.
Over the last six months, Ive seen what these two futures look like. And six months from now, well all be living in one, or the other. But only one. A country where our president either has our back or turns his back; a country that honors our foremothers by moving us forward, or one that forces our generation to re-fight the battles they already won; a country where we mean it when we talk about personal freedom, or one where that freedom doesnt apply to our bodies and our voices.
She is repulsive. I hated her speech the most last night.
After being raped yet. And she is one of their stars.
I wonder if she hooked up with Clinton afterward.
And in obamas abortuaries, babies who happened to survive abortions would be clubbed to death like baby seals.
I really wonder at the sheer and utter amount of ‘spoonges’ that actually believed her literally..... =.=
How many of those women wind up in emergency rooms to get treatment for botched abortions?
The “right to choose” also covers all the women who choose to not have an abortion.
Fauxchahontas gets on stage and says sincerely “Governor Romney, Corporations aren't people- people are people” and they APPLAUD that drivel
Romney wants just to murder women, says this pig like professional parasite mega liar, someone who will not work a single day in her life.
Her parents should have to have their picture published in the paper along with hers. Talk about turning out a defective character full of hostility....their history of parenting should be published as a warning to parents.
Want some cheese with that whine, Sandra?
When you step out on the public arena as an advocate of a political position, you're no longer a "private citizen" and are subject to criticism. Furthermore, commenting about you is not trying to silence you, it's simply the exercise of free speech, something libs are somewhat confused about.
You're not only slut but a whiny slut.
How in the world can she back up her claim? Just because she said it is so, does not mean it it true. And her claim is so asinine and unbelievable, only a delusional person would believe it.
As the election nears and the polls (the honest ones, or more honest ones) show the election (and subsequently their power) slipping from their grasp ... Expect the claims and cries from the left to become more shrill, more outrageous, more humorous (to us at least), and a little more scary - at how desperate they become.
One said, to the effect, that when someone makes a choice that leads to harmful consequences, they need to be [forced to be] informed on the consequences.
And they oppose pre-abortive ultra-sounds to show the BABY moving around in the womb.
Saying “no federal funds may be used” does not mean that abortions won’t get done. It just means that the hospital and doctor will not be paid with federal funds, and will have to bill the patient.
Why on God’s green earth does anyone pay any attention to this “woman?” What has she ever done to deserve one second of anyone’s time? Her 15 minutes should have been over long ago.
That the Dummies showcase her at their convention is indeed telling.
The attack by Rush made her career, and she’s got to know that.
Rush, Rush, why did you have to make this twerp so important?
It seems the only thing these Flukers are concerned about is killing their “next” baby.