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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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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?

 

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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)
 
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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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