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Sandra Fluke: Opposing the Contraception Mandate Is Just Like Opposing Leukemia Coverage
Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Kate Hicks

Posted on 02/01/2013 6:08:35 PM PST by Kaslin

On MSNBC this afternoon, Sandra Fluke truly outdid herself, attempting to argue that the people who disagree with the contraception mandate on religious freedom grounds are in the same category as people who oppose insurance coverage for leukemia. Just...watch:

Sandra Fluke: Opponents to Contraception Mandate Have 'Very Extreme Ideas About

What's important to note is that some of the folks who are continuing to object to this policy are actually worried about employers who are private companies, not religiously affiliated employers in any way, but the boss has a particular religious concern, and they want to be able to deny their employees particular types of healthcare. Now if you take a step back and think about that, that's--you konw, you work at a restaurant, you work at a store, and your boss is able to deny you leukemia coverage, or contraception coverage, or blood transfusions, or any number of medical concerns that someone might have a religious objection to. So the folks who are still objecting have some very extreme ideas about religious freedom and employee healthcare in this country.

Fluke attended Georgetown Law, but it's not clear that she's particularly skilled at her craft: she's not making a terribly logical argument, and it's based on a false comparison anyway. Contraception is "preventative care," in that it's intended to head off a pregnancy, which--although at times inconvenient for the couple in question--is not a disease at all, but instead the result of a decision to have sex. Leukemia is cancer, a life-threatening illness, which requires prohibitively expensive treatment and most decidedly does not result from a decision about how to conduct one's romantic relationship.

By now, we're all aware of the faith community's reasoning for its position on the matter--including that of secular, but nonetheless faith-infused businesses such as Hobby Lobby--which is rooted more in moral teachings than the basic proceedings of logic. But honestly, even if I wasn't on the opposite side of the morality aisle from Fluke, I would find her argument severely lacking. I did, however, enjoy watching her beclown herself, and I invite you to take the opportunity to do the same. Happy Friday!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: contraceptionmandate; fridayfun; healthcare; sandrafluke
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1 posted on 02/01/2013 6:08:38 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Buy your own rubbers you tramp.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 6:14:30 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: Kaslin
Who is this a-hole bitch (I know) and who's paying her for this crap?

FMCDH(BITS)

3 posted on 02/01/2013 6:14:49 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Kaslin
Sandra Fluke: Opposing the Contraception Mandate Is Just Like Opposing Leukemia Coverage

Is there and XY chromosome creature extant who likes the double exes who doesn't wish he had a wife or girl friend as classy as this wench?

4 posted on 02/01/2013 6:15:41 PM PST by stevem
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To: Kaslin

May she become terminally ill with pregnancy.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 6:17:06 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Kaslin

I wonder what makes this commie ‘RAT political shill an expert on anything. Get lost Fluke!


6 posted on 02/01/2013 6:19:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: Kaslin

One has to ask: How long before Leukemia won’t make it past the Obamacare Death Panel ?


7 posted on 02/01/2013 6:19:53 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Kaslin

Fluke suffers from “cantkeeplegsclosed” syndrome.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 6:20:40 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Kaslin

I thought her 15 minutes would have been up by now


9 posted on 02/01/2013 6:20:47 PM PST by Girlene
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To: nothingnew

The 0bamaMedia is paying her for this crap, who else?


10 posted on 02/01/2013 6:20:49 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Fluke’s vaginal scrapings would keep the scientific community busy for decades.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 6:23:52 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Girlene

Apparently her 15 minutes is up several times a day...


12 posted on 02/01/2013 6:24:32 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I would rather she didn’t, she would just abort the child.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 6:24:46 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Kaslin

The girl could get name-brand condoms at $70 and up per thousand, which is $0.07 per interlude, about what she’s worth to particularly desperate guys. Or she could get birth control pills for $9 a month at Target or Walmart, which may make it even cheaper, per guy, depending on how efficiently she delivers her services.

It takes a special kind of selfish for her to put the rather trivial cost of her hobby above the fundamental constitutional rights and human rights of those she demands pay her to have sex - and on the same level as saving the lives of those with cancer.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 6:28:27 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: Kaslin

I’m surprised that the Fluke has time to give press releases ... would have thought Fluke-ing every male Harvard student would be a full time job ... wouldn’t want to miss out on any free birth control or abortion benefits by a lack of effort.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 6:28:48 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet
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To: Kaslin

I really wish she would put a condom over her head and commit a late term abortion.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 6:29:23 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Her 15 minutes ran out a year ago. In order to stay relevant, she needs to become even more outrageous.

Just ask pierced moron if this isn’t the case.

Its called the kieffer olberdork syndrome. When you KNOW no one is paying attention to you anymore because you’re an airhead and a ratings slut, well, just get down and dirty and be more airheaded and slutty than you were before.

Example, this recent little bit of fartgas just got her pathetic name back in the news! Even for just a passing “fart in a windstorm” second.

YEAH, SUCCESS!

How empty this poor girl’s life must be.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 6:34:14 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Kaslin

Why doesn’t this nympomaniac get her rich, soon-to-be father-in-law to put up money for women who want to buy contraceptives?

After all, he’s not going to have to pay for any grandchildren.

Let them put their money where their mouths are.

Oh, they’re liberals. Nevermind!


18 posted on 02/01/2013 6:35:25 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Kaslin

Leukemia, pregancy, “What’s the difference??”


19 posted on 02/01/2013 6:36:24 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Kaslin
your boss is able to deny you leukemia coverage, or contraception coverage, or blood transfusions, or any number of medical concerns that someone might have a religious objection to.

Totally untrue. Your boss cannot deny you any legal medical insurance. In fact, how would he know what you purchase? Just don't try to force him to buy something he doesn't want to buy. Buy it yourself.

What's important to note is that some of the folks who are continuing to object to this policy are actually worried about employers who are private companies, not religiously affiliated employers in any way, but the boss has a particular religious concern, and they want to be able to deny their employees particular types of healthcare.

Do you think that religious freedom applies to churches and not to individuals? The first amendment says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." It doesn't mention churches at all. It is a right of the individual.

I think this woman needs an education.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 6:37:26 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Kaslin

Wow, the sl*t speaks...but no ideas emerge.

Must go to Georgetown law.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 6:38:52 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Kaslin

Go Fluke Yourself!


22 posted on 02/01/2013 6:40:24 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

not likely ~ this is a dude not a dudette


23 posted on 02/01/2013 6:45:08 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin

Preventing a pregnancy is as easy as keeping one’s knickers on.Avoiding leukemia,OTOH,is a bit more complicated.But I guess they don’t teach that in law school.


24 posted on 02/01/2013 6:45:47 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: ConservativeInPA
May she become terminally ill with pregnancy.

Leukemia would be far more fitting.

25 posted on 02/01/2013 6:48:10 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Kaslin

Im all for sending this crazy b*tch all the rubbers she could use..I dont want to see that nut reproducing


26 posted on 02/01/2013 6:49:47 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dragonblustar
Fluke’s vaginal scrapings would keep the scientific community busy for decades.

You'd need a hazmat suit...complete with respirator apparatus and double gloves.

27 posted on 02/01/2013 6:50:56 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Kaslin

Not every woman who uses birth control is going is going to do so to save their life.

But, most every woman not using birth control may get pregnant.

Your actions have consequences. Take responsibility, precaution and care for your dirty deeds.

I’m not responsible for your bedroom antics.

Only you can prevent pregnancy.


28 posted on 02/01/2013 6:51:40 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Kaslin

Dang, that Fluke is a special kind of stupid...


29 posted on 02/01/2013 6:54:01 PM PST by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Kaslin

30 posted on 02/01/2013 6:54:51 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ConservativeInPA
May she become terminally ill with pregnancy.

I don't think we want her to reproduce. Can you imagine a whole flock of little Flukes running around spewing nonsense?

31 posted on 02/01/2013 6:55:47 PM PST by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Kaslin
As someone afflicted with Leukemia, I sit here stunned that this Idiotic Liberal Woman has been given any credence for her ridiculously uninformed and biased opinion.

I guess the next thing she will commenting on is comparing Chemotherapy to Orgasm.

Another sad result of Obama winning Reelection is that people like Sandra Fluke have been given some form of credibility since their guy got more support than his opponent. Then we have that hideous creature who stars in the HBO “Girls” Series. My goodness, are all Liberal Women so Ugly, inside and out?

32 posted on 02/01/2013 6:57:05 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Da Coyote

Amazingly (at least to me) she passed the bar in California.


33 posted on 02/01/2013 6:57:28 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Kaslin

Unbelievable that we have reached the point where we have to pay for this so people don’t have to fork over$10 month


34 posted on 02/01/2013 6:57:54 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Kaslin

Of course. Nobody wants a fetus to develop leukemia, and to suffer for weeks (before a liberal aborts it).


35 posted on 02/01/2013 6:58:20 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Kaslin
I say we buy her all the contraceptives she wants, and provide her with an abortion. That way she won't reproduce, and the world will be a better place.

There's a song in there somewhere...

5.56mm

36 posted on 02/01/2013 7:01:32 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Kaslin
Return Of The Monster From Slutopia


37 posted on 02/01/2013 7:03:15 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Kaslin

Please just put her to sleep...


38 posted on 02/01/2013 7:05:51 PM PST by quicksilver123
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To: Kaslin

Ms. Fluke’s 15 minutes were over several hours ago.

Boring and tiresome.


39 posted on 02/01/2013 7:10:28 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Kaslin

As I said on another thread earlier today, I don’t want to pay for this trollop’s birth control, but I would be willing to buy her the bottle of shampoo she always seem to have need of.


40 posted on 02/01/2013 7:12:51 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Kaslin

After much research and a couple of budget overruns, scientists who really understand this crap have discovered the main difference between a kludge and a fluke: nothing.


41 posted on 02/01/2013 7:13:35 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You are soooooo bad.


42 posted on 02/01/2013 7:23:10 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Kaslin

I did not know leukemia was a STD?


43 posted on 02/01/2013 7:44:49 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Kaslin

This subsidised mattress pilot is still yammering? Isn’t there Scooby Doo fan out there who would pay for her to fulfill their Velma-related fantasies?


44 posted on 02/01/2013 8:07:29 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kaslin

Something smells fishy??

Oh. It’s Fluke.


45 posted on 02/01/2013 8:10:19 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Kaslin

Fix the abortion problem: it can only be performed with a gun - Rush Limbaugh


46 posted on 02/01/2013 8:15:29 PM PST by conservativeimage.com (I don't blame Obama. I blame America.)
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47 posted on 02/01/2013 8:24:54 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kaslin
Pregnaphobia.

Flike's got a bad case.

48 posted on 02/01/2013 8:27:06 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin

Why are people giving the lunatics the stage? Just 100 mgs of Thorazine and they shuffle off sown the hallway just fine all on their own.


49 posted on 02/01/2013 8:53:11 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Karliner

I think the clocks have broken. It is long past 15 minutes


50 posted on 02/01/2013 9:40:01 PM PST by deek69
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