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Sandra Fluke: Unwanted children are ‘barriers’ to success
Life Site News ^ | 10/30/2012 | Kirsten Andersen

Posted on 10/31/2012 8:44:23 AM PDT by IbJensen

Washington, D.C., October 30, 2012 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-contraception activist Sandra Fluke, on a speaking tour for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, continues to parrot the Obama administration’s party line that children are one of the biggest roadblocks to women’s success.

“Equality,” Fluke said in an October 15 interview with the Cornell Daily Sun, means “the ability to control your reproduction so that that a career is a realistic goal and something that can be achieved and not derailed” by a baby.

Fluke, the Georgetown law school student who stepped into the limelight earlier this year after she was blocked from testifying at a hearing on religious freedom and the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, also said she does not believe she is “entitled” to contraception.

Instead, she said, “I think the case is much more about what kind of society do we want to live in.”

“If we think about what contraception means for people, it’s not only about having access to the health care that you need, and the human rights aspects of having access to health care, but it’s also about what being able to control your own reproduction does for women specifically, but for men as well.”

Fluke has been an ardent supporter of the Obama administration’s plan to force all employers, including many religious employers, to pay for their employees’ birth control. She was widely ridiculed in the conservative press after testifying at a Democrat press conference that contraception costs thousands of dollars and poses a financial burden to law students such as herself. She later admitted that she didn’t realize that contraceptives were available for $9 a month at Target, including the Target down the street from Georgetown.

The idea of babies as barriers to achievement is not a new one for the Obama team. Obama himself famously said during his 2008 campaign that if his daughters, then 9 and 6, “made a mistake,” he wouldn’t want them “punished with a baby.”

Other administration officials have argued in court that contraception is vital to “improving the health of women … so that women who choose to do so can be part of the workforce on an equal playing field with men.”

But according to conservative commentator George Will, the educated, career-oriented women Obama’s campaign is targeting with his “War on Women” rhetoric are the ones most offended by it. Will said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that the Obama campaign’s fixation on abortion and contraceptive access has provoked a backlash from educated women because it implies they only care about personal, sexual issues, not critical national issues like the struggling economy and complicated foreign relations.

“There has been a big change — it’s not a particular state,” said Will. “It’s the change in Romney’s gain among women, and that I think represents a huge recoil by professional women with college degrees against the condensation of the Obama campaign … which says, essentially, don’t you trouble your pretty little heads about these men’s issues and all the rest. Worry about contraception, which has been a constitutional right for 47 years.”

“It’s a distraction,” Will added, “the entire ‘war on women’ trope, and I think professional educated women find it offensive.”


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This is one sick 33-year-old student.

If you don't want a child, don't have sex. It is not my responsibility to pay for you birth control, your abortion, or your unwanted child. Only adults should be having sex and adults should be responsible for themselves, not me and not the government. It would be fine if it were between you and your insurance company but the government has to get involved and demand what I have to do. That's my problem.

Of course Fluck could be lying. She may not need birth control assistance from the federales because she can't find anyone to exploit HER!

1 posted on 10/31/2012 8:44:24 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Why buy the cow, when the milk is free????


2 posted on 10/31/2012 8:47:33 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: IbJensen

“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” - Mother Teresa


3 posted on 10/31/2012 8:48:54 AM PDT by Heartland Mom ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: IbJensen

Part of me thinks these people’s idea of equality won’t be reached until all women get free hysterectomies and prosthetic rubber penises.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 8:49:10 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: IbJensen

This slut is still yappin’?

For crying out loud, you can go to any county Health Dept, and get a yearly Pap and birth control for practically nothing if you’re low income... .. My ex was on the pill for 4yrs, the most she ever paid at the health Dept was $30, for a pap and 1-yr supply of pills..And thats when she was making $15/hour full-time. WHen she was making less money, I think she paid $15

Non-issue here, airheaded lib “ladies”..


5 posted on 10/31/2012 8:49:24 AM PDT by HailReagan78
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To: IbJensen

Okay, whose barrier were you?...........


6 posted on 10/31/2012 8:49:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: IbJensen

A demonic thought. Kill a child so you can get a promotion, truly wicked.


7 posted on 10/31/2012 8:51:48 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Heartland Mom

It’s also a sad state of affairs when murder is an acceptable solution for irresponsible behavior.


8 posted on 10/31/2012 8:52:59 AM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: IbJensen
Well, I for one hopes she doesn't reproduce, enough socialist in the world already.

Has she apologized to her mom for being a barrier? (and a national laughing stock?)

9 posted on 10/31/2012 8:53:08 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: IbJensen

Unwanted freeloading left-wing activists are a huge barrier to America’s success.


10 posted on 10/31/2012 8:53:23 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: Red Badger

Wonder how much Obama is paying her? Anyone have a picture of Margaret Sanger? The two look so much alike. She is just nasty and I doubt she has much need for birth control.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 8:53:37 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Tublecane

My response to the fluke is “yea well getting killed is a barrier to life”.


12 posted on 10/31/2012 8:57:19 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: ilovesarah2012

13 posted on 10/31/2012 8:58:45 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: IbJensen

There wouldn’t be a barrier if the liberated women would keep their legs out of the air.


14 posted on 10/31/2012 8:59:28 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: IbJensen

Liberals are selfish.


15 posted on 10/31/2012 8:59:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: IbJensen

Wonder if she has ever asked her parents if she was planned and wanted???


16 posted on 10/31/2012 9:01:10 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: IbJensen

Sandra must be constantly clubbed over the head by cavemen and dragged back to the cave for some abuse! Otherwise she would realize that she IS in charge of her own reproductive system, much like she is in charge of her own digestive system...


17 posted on 10/31/2012 9:01:40 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: IbJensen
Then keep your legs crossed I am beginning to believe you are a whore Flake..Not to worry Flake you will not see any of the babies you aborted you see they will be in heaven and you will be in hell..
18 posted on 10/31/2012 9:01:42 AM PDT by PLD
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Shouldn’t this so-called “student” be in class? Maybe she’s taking an “elect nobama” holiday this year.


19 posted on 10/31/2012 9:02:34 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: IbJensen

When I married, I was going for my PhD. I wanted to be a college professor. I had many personal goals.

I had two kids - both with medical issues. I ended up giving up college, work, tons of my husband’s money, my health and a good hunk of my sanity raising those two.

Now, 20 years later, I’m trying to recover my neglected body and reestablish personal goals.

I consider my life a success. I raised two wonderful, intelligent, confident, happy, well-adjusted souls into adulthood against impossible odds. It was a hell of a lot more difficult than it would’ve been to get my PhD.

My children were a barrier to success as defined by modern society. But, without them, every other accomplishment would have been meaningless.

The love, lessons and values that I instilled in my children will reverberate through our family for generations. My great-grandchildren will hear the echoes of my words long after I’m gone.

I think that we need to redefine ‘success’.


20 posted on 10/31/2012 9:02:38 AM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: IbJensen

Someone needs to explain to this twit the difference between UNWANTED and UNPLANNED.

None of my three children were planned, but once they got here, they certainly were wanted!


21 posted on 10/31/2012 9:04:14 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: IbJensen

How about ‘wanted’ children, are the they ‘road to success’? What a creepola.


22 posted on 10/31/2012 9:05:14 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Dr. Sivana

Thanks.

Now there seems to be increasing speculation that Sandra Fluke might be a great grandchild of Fabian/Progressive Founder of Planned Parenthood and the Negro Project whose beliefs are rooted in eugenics. The speculation began when someone noticed how much Sanger and Fluke look alike.

Margaret Sanger

Sandra Fluke

http://truehealthistruewealth.blogspot.com/2012/03/fluke-thickens-are-sanger-and-fluke.html


23 posted on 10/31/2012 9:08:47 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: IbJensen

I pray to God this woman STAYS on birth control and NEVER EVER has a child.

With her attitudes, can you imagine how awful that child’s life will be?


24 posted on 10/31/2012 9:08:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ilovesarah2012
She is just nasty and I doubt she has much need for birth control.

Oh come on, to some big fat smelly toothless bastard, with hair on his back...

25 posted on 10/31/2012 9:11:34 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: IbJensen

what a selfish little twit she is.. an obamamaid

Here’s hoping she never does give birth..

the kids would carry guilt all their living days of how they held their Mommy back.


26 posted on 10/31/2012 9:18:21 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

As awful as it sounds, I would give serious thought to paying for her contraception myself so she does not ever have a child.


27 posted on 10/31/2012 9:22:09 AM PDT by lesko
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To: IbJensen

Slut Control is not among the enumerated powers, the Constitution allocated to the Federal Government.


28 posted on 10/31/2012 9:23:10 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: traditional1

Why buy the cow, when the milk tastes so dang bad?


29 posted on 10/31/2012 9:23:57 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: IbJensen

No dear Sandra....children are not “barriers” - nor do they “derail” anything.
Despite what your hero Obama says...they are not a punishment either.

Anyone who believes all these terrible things about children should not engage in activity that produces children.


30 posted on 10/31/2012 9:26:26 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: IbJensen

Dear Sandra,

Rubbers are fifty cents, chastity is free. Buy your own birth control if you want to play. Ain’t my responsibility.


31 posted on 10/31/2012 9:26:26 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: IbJensen

yeah unwanted child didn’t seem to hurt Obamas mama or daddy they just abandoned him and looki what we got....


32 posted on 10/31/2012 9:27:37 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Marie
The love, lessons and values that I instilled in my children will reverberate through our family for generations. My great-grandchildren will hear the echoes of my words long after I’m gone.

Excellent.

Now that you have done the important part, go back and get the Doctorate (if you still want to).

When I am gone, all that will really be important are the lives I have affected, the love I have given, the lessons I have taught (learned and passed on). Those will endure in the minds and hearts of those who go on, and perhaps be passed on yet again. All else is just stuff.

33 posted on 10/31/2012 9:30:22 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: IbJensen

Come to think of it, she may be on to something...

Liberals ARE like unwanted children, and they ARE a barrier to success.

Just sayin’...


34 posted on 10/31/2012 9:31:00 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: Red Badger

Exactly....can you imagine if the parents of these weirdos spoke about THEM that way?

It doesn’t even occur to them.


35 posted on 10/31/2012 9:33:00 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: IbJensen

A woman would couldn’t draw a dozen people to a political rally lectures us on “success”.

It is to laugh...


36 posted on 10/31/2012 9:33:47 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1380 of the Obama Regime - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Scotswife

God: “Children are my reward to you.”

The left: “Children are a punishment and a barrier to personal success.”


37 posted on 10/31/2012 9:34:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen

When Sandra is 45, will she and her “partner” be paying some surrogate to have a baby for them?

Inquiring minds


38 posted on 10/31/2012 9:34:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: null and void

If all hurricane Sandy Fluke did was blow, she wouldn’t need birth control...


39 posted on 10/31/2012 9:37:39 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1380 of the Obama Regime - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Marie

exactly.....I too will soon be moving onto a different phase after many years at home.

It will be difficult and people who did not make the choice I made will always have more seniority and salary.

But I am OK with that.
A long time ago I knew this what the gig was all about.

I would never describe my kids as barriers - disadvantages - burdens - or punishments.

They have added so much more to my life than a job title or highter income tax bracket.

I wouldn’t change a thing.


40 posted on 10/31/2012 9:37:51 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: null and void

YIKES! Did I mash post????


41 posted on 10/31/2012 9:38:13 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1380 of the Obama Regime - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: MissEdie

Congratulations, you have posted the greatest post ever in the history of Free Republic posts...IMHO


42 posted on 10/31/2012 9:39:46 AM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: meyer

Indeed. Fluke went to Georgetown Law, a school that has not one but TWO sushi chefs in it’s cafeteria (I’ve eaten there). Students there should be able to afford the birth control option of their choice and there’s a CVS convieniently located about a block and a half away.


43 posted on 10/31/2012 9:42:55 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: IbJensen

I’m sure that Sandra has “tingles” for The One who opposed a bill that would protect the life of a child that survived a botched “medical procedure”.


44 posted on 10/31/2012 9:43:35 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: IbJensen

Georgetown law student! This is why you should quit electing lawyers. Can’t even figure out how to have sex without the government being involved. And down the line after all this yappin she’ll turn out to be a lesbian.


45 posted on 10/31/2012 9:45:53 AM PDT by DeWalt
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, would you even think about hitting this one? She’s a child sacrificing devil, this one is.


46 posted on 10/31/2012 9:47:31 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (November 6th is the tipping point for freedom in America.)
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To: IbJensen

According to nature, a woman’s success is having children.


47 posted on 10/31/2012 9:48:50 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: IbJensen
My problem is the term mandate. Rubbers don't cost much.

As a side note, I have a hard time calling kids barriers, mistakes, etc. Someone like Fluke (if she's even straight) should be using birth control, because she would either murder her baby, or be a real nasty piece of work to the baby.

I won't claim to be a saint in my personal life so I'm not going to judge private actions between unmarried consenting adults. However, babies aren't barriers to success. Babies DO make parent look at their priorities.

48 posted on 10/31/2012 9:49:02 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: MissEdie

Murder for convenience or to cover up embarrassment.


49 posted on 10/31/2012 9:53:12 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: traditional1

More important, why buy the milk when it’s sour and curdled?

Sorry, but nature takes over at some point.

Yeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...


50 posted on 10/31/2012 10:00:12 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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