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.
Republicans need to turn these arguments back against the Dems. For example, this one - Obamacare would have ALL of us dying in emergency rooms.
When Dems say that the Ryan plan will increase taxes on the middle class, reply, that Obama’s deficits will require huge tax increases on the middle class.
Do they have the guts? unlikely.
Instead of Sandra Fluke, upset that she has to pay for her own birth control pills, why isn’t the democratic convention full of speakers like Pam Finlayson, the woman who was helped by Mitt Romney?
Where are the people who were helped personally by Barack Hussein Obama? Where are they? Surely there has to be one, right?
Large parts of the dem base are delusional and believes whatever they are told.
I watched bubba give his speech last night and some of the worst lies he told they panned at the crowd and people were nodding their head in agreement.
In Flukes case, maybe,
but for most Pro-choice, pro-abortion folks, it’s a matter of justifying an abortion they’ve already participated in, either having it, or supporting and encouraging that decision on another person.
They know, viscerally, that it was a murder, but they don’t want to think of themselves that way, so they spend their lives justifying it.
Of course there is!
Just look how lovingly he helped his destitute brother in Kenya.
How is it millions of people fail to see that if he doesn't care for his own flesh and blood he surely won't give a damn about them?
Republican presidents from 1969-1977, 1981-1993, 2001-2009. Republicans controlled both houses of congress from 1995-2007. Republican had both the presidency and both houses of congress from 2003-2007.
And women didn’t die. Her claims are fear-mongering and ridiculous.
The party that preaches concerns for the female victims of sexual assault, while simultaneously worshipping a former president who created female victims of sexual assault. Hypocrisy is a massive understatement.
My, my, what an hysterical little woman.
She must have the vapors.
right, his brother wasn’t helped by him, either.
Jim Quinn is the one who brought this up during America’s Morning Show today. Michelle Obama talks about how Barack Hussein Obama chose the community organizer life instead of making money, even though they live in a multi million dollar home. But, he hasn’t personally (that means out of the goodness of his own heart) helped anyone????????
Spread the lie that Wymyn must die! All because we don’t want to be made to pay for your chosen behavior, subsidizing your whoredom...
Conversely, Thank you Rush for helping put a pathetic face on the left. Between her and Fauxahantas, that was an embarrassing display. The whole war on women attack fell flat in the spring, and only got a rebirth because of Akin a few weeks ago. I doubt it moves the needle at all. If anything, their pathetic speeches when compared the the many self-made, well spoken speakers at the RNC provide a clear contrast.
Obama and Sandra Fluke have been totally quiet on the attacks made towards Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol.
Obama and Sandra Fluke have said nothing about Laura Ingraham being called names by Ed Schultz.
Obama and Sandra Fluke have said nothing about the vicious attacks on conservative women by Bill Maher.
Obama and Sandra Fluke have been totally quiet on the vicious twitter attacks on Ann Romney and Janna Ryan by liberals.
All of that is just fine with them.
That is why C-Sections are done.....
Now what is she going to do about the fact that Breast Cancer screenings for women in their 70’s is going to be stopped under 0’care?
This women lives in some bizarre alternate universe where the United States is run by mullahs hell-bent on subjugating women.
Ironically, the man most in need of hearing Fluke's message was the big ticket speaker of the night, Billy Jeff Clinton.
Sometimes....just sometimes.....I think in a “perfect liberal world”, Planned Parenthood and NOW would be walking around with machetes, slashing babies out of pregnant women on the street. The absolute hatred for the sanctity of the miracle of reproduction is amazing.
Hey, after pushing that grannie over the cliff, what's a few more? After the first one... the rest come easy--
She is repulsive. I little college middle aged brat on the socialist podium.
For the umteenth time, I don’t want to hear about your personal social or sexual choices, period. You are a bimbo, nothing more or less. The fact that Georgetown even has you on campus shows how low they will go ethically.
Can’t we just all go back to the good old days, where women who wanted to cut their kids up into pieces, suck out the remains, and toss away the body parts, did it with THEIR OWN money?
I mean — remember the drama of two lovebirds, trying to scrape together the money for the abortion? Somehow “Johnny” would always find the money somehow . ..they’d get all crazy, going behind everyone’s backs, keeping it all hush hush. There just used to be this dirty romantic element to it.
Now it’s all out in the open — they just beg Catholic and others who don’t believe it it, for THEIR money. Crass beyond belief.
The world is really just basically in the handbasket at this point.
“your new president could be a man who stands by when a public figure tries to silence a private citizen with hateful slurs”
Uh, is she talking about a certain chicken sandwich restaurant?
...where they are lying because Mitt Romney gave them cancer...
I can’t be sure but I think we just found the “whore of Babylon”.
More like the "Harlot of Charlotte."
It sounds like the condom lady is the DemocRATS’ new “rising star”.