Skip to comments.Sandra Fluke: Unwanted children are ‘barriers’ to success
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 Obamas re-election campaign, continues to parrot the Obama administrations party line that children are one of the biggest roadblocks to womens 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 administrations 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, its not only about having access to the health care that you need, and the human rights aspects of having access to health care, but its 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 administrations 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 didnt 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 wouldnt 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 Obamas campaign is targeting with his War on Women rhetoric are the ones most offended by it. Will said on ABCs This Week with George Stephanopoulos that the Obama campaigns 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 its not a particular state, said Will. Its the change in Romneys 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, dont you trouble your pretty little heads about these mens issues and all the rest. Worry about contraception, which has been a constitutional right for 47 years.
Its a distraction, Will added, the entire war on women trope, and I think professional educated women find it offensive.
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!
Why buy the cow, when the milk is free????
“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” - Mother Teresa
Part of me thinks these people’s idea of equality won’t be reached until all women get free hysterectomies and prosthetic rubber penises.
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”..
Okay, whose barrier were you?...........
A demonic thought. Kill a child so you can get a promotion, truly wicked.
It’s also a sad state of affairs when murder is an acceptable solution for irresponsible behavior.
Has she apologized to her mom for being a barrier? (and a national laughing stock?)
Unwanted freeloading left-wing activists are a huge barrier to America’s success.
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.
My response to the fluke is “yea well getting killed is a barrier to life”.
There wouldn’t be a barrier if the liberated women would keep their legs out of the air.
Liberals are selfish.
Wonder if she has ever asked her parents if she was planned and wanted???
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...
Shouldn’t this so-called “student” be in class? Maybe she’s taking an “elect nobama” holiday this year.
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’.