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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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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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To: Pollster1

Here’s the thing...every kid who attends Georgetown....has almost no idea of expenses because Dad is paying everything. I believe you can ask every single kid there to produce a credit card, and they will pull one out...in their dad’s name. They charge everything, and dad gets the bill a month later.


51 posted on 02/01/2013 11:05:23 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Kaslin

Fluke bitch, why can’t you pay for your contraceptives? Clothing and food are more important and expensive than condoms or pills, but you aren’t asking the government or your employer to cover them. Leukemia coverage is huge and most people are unable to pay such catastrophic costs, which is why we have health insurance in the first place, to pool our money in a private company to cover the few of us with catastrophic illnesses. We feel it’s a worthy bet. We’d rather pay insurance premiums than have leukemia so it works out for everyone.

Little things like condoms shouldn’t be a part of health insurance coverage at all. You are an idiot.


52 posted on 02/01/2013 11:22:01 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Kaslin

For a woman who has at least four sexual trysts a day, how is it possible for Sandra Fluke to have the time to opine about the contraceptive mandate (or anything else)? How can she still find time to go to school and do her homework (other than sex)? When does she sleep (other than sex)?


53 posted on 02/01/2013 11:46:39 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Kaslin
Sandra Fluke: Opponents to Contraception Mandate Have 'Very Extreme Ideas About...

Oh NO!!!

I've been ACCUSED of something.

I must now waste my time defending myself!

54 posted on 02/02/2013 4:07:52 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Vendome
I’m not responsible for your bedroom antics.

But, sadly; we the people end up subsidizing thousands upon thousands of little bastards yearly in this country.

WHEN will we wise up and say, "No more!"?

55 posted on 02/02/2013 4:11:36 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Paladin2
Pregnaphobia.




(Where's that Motivational thingy when ya need it?)


56 posted on 02/02/2013 4:45:04 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: ConservativeInPA

It seems she’d be trying to get pregnant so she could make news with her abortion.


57 posted on 02/02/2013 7:54:39 AM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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To: Kaslin
I've yet to see where a man has come forward and admitted to have participated in sex with Fluke. Surely a liberal NOW female could not have slept with a man that subscribes to the manly attitude of keeping one’s mouth shut about with whom one has shagged. That would mean that Fluke is shagging a person with some Conservative values.
58 posted on 02/02/2013 9:16:04 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Kaslin

I’d say, “What an ass!” but she’d probably take that as a come-on.


59 posted on 02/02/2013 9:51:14 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Kaslin

When will this ugly, ignorant woman’s 15 minutes be up?


60 posted on 02/02/2013 9:56:43 AM PST by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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