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Meet Sandra Fluke: The woman you didn’t hear at Congress’ contraceptives hearing
Washington Post Blogs ^ | 2/16/12 | Sarah Kliff

Posted on 03/03/2012 2:40:30 PM PST by machman

Congress held a lengthy hearing Thursday morning on the health reform law’s mandated coverage of contraceptives, probing whether the provision violates religious liberties.

The hearing has gotten a lot of attention not necessarily for what happened there, but what didn’t. Namely, no one testified in favor of the contraceptives mandate. Moreover, no women participated in the first, three-hour panel (two women did testify against the provision in the second panel.)

The Democrats did, however, invite one woman to speak: Sandra Fluke, a third-year student at Georgetown Law and past president of the school’s Students for Reproductive Justice group. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who chaired the hearing, said the minority party had submitted her name too late to be considered (Democrats contest this). I caught her outside the hearing room, and we spoke about what she would have told the committee......

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; democrats; dnc; dncplant; feminazis; fluke; fraud; lesbian; lesbianagenda; liberalfascism; moralabsolutes; obama; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; slut
Fluke came to Georgetown University interested in contraceptive coverage: She researched the Jesuit college’s health plans for students before enrolling, and found that birth control was not included. “I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care,” says Fluke, who has spent the past three years lobbying the administration to change its policy on the issue. The issue got the university president’s office last spring, where Georgetown declined to change its policy.

Fluke says she would have used the hearing to talk about the students at Georgetown that donÂ’t have birth control covered, and what thatÂ’s meant for them. “I wanted to be able to share their stories,” she says. “My testimony would have been about women who have been affected by their policy, who have medical needs and have suffered dire consequences.. . .The committee did not get to hear real stories I had to share, about actual women who have been dramatically affected by this policy.”

I asked Fluke what she’s learned about reproductive health politics over the past few months, as the nation has debated the role of contraceptives coverage in health reform. “Sadly, I think what I have learned is how willing some members of our government are to play political football with women’s health,” she says. “That has been heartbreaking to watch.

Fluke plans to continue working on the issue to ensure that the health reform regulations do eventually require Georgetown University to provide birth control to its students. SheÂ’s keeping an eye both on the accommodations the White House rolled out last month, as well as a separate regulation on student health plans now being reviewed by the Office of Budget and Management. ThatÂ’s the regulation that will determine whether the no-copay birth control provisions also apply to student health plans.

More proof she chose Georgetown with the express intent of trying to get their policy overturned....

1 posted on 03/03/2012 2:40:34 PM PST by machman
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To: machman

This liberal feminist sludge thinks a G spot is the government spotting her a mandate for free happy pills.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 2:45:39 PM PST by chuckee
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To: machman
I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care

If she's so deeply concerned about her health it seems as if abstinence would be a logical decision.

3 posted on 03/03/2012 2:48:17 PM PST by T Minus Four
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To: machman

What in He11 is going on with this bitch?

WallyWorld, Target and possibly CVS sell 30 days worth of birth control pills for $9.


4 posted on 03/03/2012 2:49:23 PM PST by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: machman

Rush just apologized per twitter


5 posted on 03/03/2012 2:49:56 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: upchuck

Isn’t the main purpose of Planned Parenthood to give free pills to college students? That’s what my liberal friends and family keep telling me!


6 posted on 03/03/2012 2:52:33 PM PST by T Minus Four
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To: blueyon

>>>Rush just apologized per twitter

And several ongoing threads here.


7 posted on 03/03/2012 2:54:12 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: blueyon

Yeah, saw that just as I was posting....makes me sad...

I still think she is a demonrat shrill plant. She chose a Catholic school that doesn’t offer birth control, with the express intent of trying to change it. If she could get accepted into Georgetown, she could get into many other top tier law schools that DO cover it....


8 posted on 03/03/2012 2:54:36 PM PST by machman
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To: machman

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sandra-fluke/1/324/278

Sandra Fluke is presently in Greater Los Angeles Area interning at a Law Practice.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center
Cornell University

Check out her linkdin.

How many years for law school?


9 posted on 03/03/2012 2:55:44 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: upchuck
>>What in He11 is going on with this bitch?

 

"According to my opinion, and the opinions of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare. What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.
 
It's a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages.
 
The first stage being "demoralization".
 
It takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years required to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of [their] enemy. In other words, Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least 3 generation of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism; American patriotism.... "
--KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov
--Soviet Subversion of the Free Press (Ideological subversion, Destabilization, CRISIS - and the KGB)
 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2095202/posts

10 posted on 03/03/2012 2:57:21 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: upchuck

A mother was confronted on twitter as to why her daughter needed $50.00 a month contraception instead of Target or Walmart $9.00 a month RX.

Said her daughter needed the $50.00 a month type.


11 posted on 03/03/2012 3:02:01 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: machman

I didn’t know colleges give health insurance to students. Hell, if that’s the case, why don’t we all enroll in college on government grants and we’ll all be covered.


12 posted on 03/03/2012 3:06:22 PM PST by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin)
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To: OafOfOffice
Birth control pills don't protect against STDs...if these women have had more than one partner vs. a monogamous marriage then birth control pills don't solve all the potential issues that come along with that kind of conduct.

I don't believe people should be sleeping around outside of marriage. That said, it certainly is legal behavior if people want to do that - but don't ask for other people to pay for your behavior - take responsibility.

13 posted on 03/03/2012 3:19:49 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: chuckee

“have suffered dire consequences”

I’d really like Fluke to define the above claim. Does she not understand there are also ‘dire consequences’ and risks associated with taking chemical birth control? such as blood clots, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and future infertility?


14 posted on 03/03/2012 3:20:37 PM PST by blueplum
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To: machman

Then why did she and these other women go to Georgetown lawschool? Go somewhere else if you don’t like their policy. No one forces you to choose that school. So now she’s testifying to have the GOVERNMENT force this school to doing something contrary to its own values?

I can understand why people would have been upset at Rush’s choice of words...when I first heard him say that I thought it was over the top and knew what was probably going to be coming. That said, why are people so upset over that vs. the complete nonsense Fluke is going around saying? That’s offensive as well. She should be embarrassed.


15 posted on 03/03/2012 3:24:18 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: blueyon

Rush was only partially correct when he called her a whore. She is a publicity whore with a chip on her shoulder against the Jesuits.

She enrolled to enrage against the system.


16 posted on 03/03/2012 3:33:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

The mother’s daughter was not sleeping around outside of marriage. That I know of. Her daughter had one child and could not afford another. And her monthly costs was $50.00 for birth control.

What she was saying is her daughter needed free birth control because they had no money. In one tweet she said they needed to save for college fund for the baby.

In other words, taxpayers owe her daughter what she can’t afford.

This mother was making things up as she went along and got all tied up in her lies. At one point tweeting her daughters BC was not free. She said I pay 1200.00 a month for HC ins. She was asked why she paid for her married daughters insurance. Then said I did not say that.

I guess she meant she pays for insurance for herself so her daughter has right to free BC.

The STD’s, HIV, infertility and cancer was all brought up on twitter. Asking Pelosi, Obama et al if they would pony up the costs for some of the side effects of birth control. Will liberals next entitlement be free invitro because BC detroyed getting pregnant naturally?!

Many of these entitled have been asked to use condoms or other less costly BC. No, they are entitled to the easiest for them.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 3:37:35 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Impossible to embarrass a liberal


18 posted on 03/03/2012 3:41:45 PM PST by koonbaht (Ed in LV)
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To: blueplum

Does she not understand there are also ‘dire consequences’ and risks associated with taking chemical birth control? such as blood clots, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and future infertility?

If I truly said what I’m thinking, I’d probably get into trouble here, so I won’t But you can easily guess...


19 posted on 03/03/2012 3:44:54 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: OafOfOffice
In one tweet she said they needed to save for college fund for the baby.

LOLOL...that shouldn't be a concern. This country isn't going to last that long...

20 posted on 03/03/2012 3:48:17 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: T Minus Four
If she's so deeply concerned about her health it seems as if abstinence would be a logical decision.

Oral sex. She should stick with oral sex.

21 posted on 03/03/2012 3:49:46 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: machman

Of course she’s a Democrat “plant”....she’s the ANITA Hill for this decade.


22 posted on 03/03/2012 4:05:28 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: machman

More proof that it would be near impossible for anyone to be a Christian and a Democrat. Or an American Patriot and a Democrat for that matter. Like the Communist Party of old the Democratic Party USA has sold its soul to Satan in their lust for political power. A people that kills their babies has no future.


23 posted on 03/03/2012 4:06:44 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: machman
Now that Sandra Fluke is a celebrity, she needs a theme song. I would suggest this one.
24 posted on 03/03/2012 4:11:09 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: blueyon

Rush was right in what he said originally. When any woman asks somebody else to pay so they can have sex —they are a slut. His comments were not personal. But did draw out the enemy in force. Obama himself raised the specter of Margaret Sanger when the enemy called the slut as result of the truth told by Rush. Read the words of his apology— and read what posts reflect what he said on air it was no personal attack —and he affirmed as much in his apology.


25 posted on 03/03/2012 4:11:21 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: upchuck

A Progressive lying. What a surprise.


26 posted on 03/03/2012 4:22:01 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: blueyon

“Rush just apologized per twitter”

What did he say in apologizing?


27 posted on 03/03/2012 4:25:34 PM PST by garjog
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To: machman

Beer and weed have a lot to do with getting laid, do we have buy those for college students, too?

This whole thing is such a joke. Believe, chicks that party at college never have to pay for anything. If a girl at a party says off-handedly, “I need another beer,” there will be four guys fighting each other to the fridge to get her one.

As for contraception, all a college girl has to say to the guy is, “You wanna get laid? Bring me XYZ, it has to have this and that feature, Brand A is preferred.” To get laid, a guy will bring her a case of them. He’ll rob a liquor store if he has to.


28 posted on 03/03/2012 4:30:53 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: machman

Beer and weed have a lot to do with getting laid, do we have buy those for college students, too?

This whole thing is such a joke. Believe it, chicks that party at college never have to pay for anything. If a girl at a party says off-handedly, “I need another beer,” there will be four guys fighting each other to the fridge to get her one.

As for contraception, all a college girl has to say to the guy is, “You wanna get laid? Bring me XYZ, it has to have this and that feature, Brand A is preferred.” To get laid, a guy will bring her a case of them. He’ll rob a liquor store if he has to.


29 posted on 03/03/2012 4:31:28 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: a fool in paradise

a fool in paradise:” She enrolled to enrage against the system.”

EXACTLY so !
She chose to “ OCCUPY GEORGETOWN” ; she not only voluntarily selected her victim , she studied its health care provision prior to the attack (STALKER), and then lies to Congress about herself being a financial victim.
NOT SURPRIZED: especially since Nancy Poli-nazi held her hand (”You have to approve it, to find out what’s in it”)


30 posted on 03/03/2012 4:35:09 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: who knows what evil?

But the nerve. It’s like saying pay for my daughters needs because her and her husband have other goals to pay for.

The lady was totally in twitter to support Obama’s mandate and it ticked off a lot of people. She was not very good at lying I know that.


31 posted on 03/03/2012 4:35:09 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: machman

What the hell is Â?


32 posted on 03/03/2012 4:38:05 PM PST by dalereed
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To: machman

Beer and weed have a lot to do with getting laid, do we have buy those for college students, too?

This whole thing is such a joke. Believe it, chicks that party at college never have to pay for anything. If a girl at a party says off-handedly, “I need another beer,” there will be four guys fighting each other to the fridge to get her one.

As for contraception, all a college girl has to say to the guy is, “You wanna get laid? Bring me XYZ, it has to have this and that feature, Brand A is preferred.” To get laid, a guy will bring her a case of them. He’ll rob a liquor store if he has to.


33 posted on 03/03/2012 4:38:15 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: OafOfOffice

Not many college students have much money. Part of college life (for 97% of us) is living in a crappy apartment, working a crappy job, and living on Ramen noodles. How is this chick special?


34 posted on 03/03/2012 4:42:29 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: machman

“probing whether the provision violates religious liberties”

Where are the republicans? The question isn’t whether this violates religious liberties, the questions is under what authority does the federal government claim the right to mandate this for anyone? I get so frustrated that the Repubs don’t fight for the right principals and let the Dems frame the debate.


35 posted on 03/03/2012 4:44:40 PM PST by utford
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To: OafOfOffice
It’s like saying pay for my daughters needs because her and her husband have other goals to pay for.

You're absolutely right...the arrogance of many is completely off the charts...

36 posted on 03/03/2012 4:45:02 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: garjog

Here is what Rush said: March 03, 2012 For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.

My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.


37 posted on 03/03/2012 4:51:52 PM PST by garjog
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To: machman

If I have to buy Sandra a condom then she’s going to have to Fluke me.


38 posted on 03/03/2012 4:56:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: T Minus Four
Isn’t the main purpose of Planned Parenthood to give free pills to college students?

No, the main purpose of Planned Parenthood's founder was to eliminate the undesirables from the population through eugenics. Starting, I believe, with Blacks, but she was no lover of Jews either. The first "bioethecist." The Nazis were huge fans of Sanger and the eugenics movement.

Mark

39 posted on 03/03/2012 6:00:16 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: blueplum
Does she not understand there are also ‘dire consequences’ and risks associated with taking chemical birth control? such as blood clots, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and future infertility?

That's OK, she'll just sue the manufacturers, maybe with a class action suit that will get $20 to each of the "victims," while she walks away with tens of millions of dollars.

Mark

40 posted on 03/03/2012 6:07:29 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Sandra Fluke was brought in by Democrats to stop any conversation on Obama’s failures and his marxist mandate to force private HC insurers to pay for free contraception.

(Imagine the shock to dems when she could not testify? Pelosi created her own little hearing when in the past Pelosi and democrats have refused anyone from speaking that opposed them when they controlled congress)

I truly believe Fluke will never need contraceptives. Never has used any either.

The goal is the end of private hc insurance. HC insurers will go bankrupt after Sebelius and Obama are done with their free entitlements to losers like Fluke.

Democrats socialized HC will finally come to fruition.


41 posted on 03/03/2012 6:29:34 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: MarkL

What? I’m shocked /s


42 posted on 03/04/2012 12:51:47 AM PST by T Minus Four
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To: upchuck

Well, what about offering free rubbers and pills to liberals. And maybe we can give them free tube tyings and the like.
That way we can stop the spread of the mental illness known as liberalism in one generation.
Thats a plan Ole Maggie Sanger would be proud of and the irony would be over the top.


43 posted on 03/04/2012 4:29:36 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: OafOfOffice

Well stated and I agree.


44 posted on 03/04/2012 4:55:17 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: machman

45 posted on 03/04/2012 5:14:53 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: machman

Fluke is concerned about having her habit paid for by others. The University President should have told her “Abstinance is free”.


46 posted on 03/04/2012 8:25:28 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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