Skip to comments.Contraception controversy continues (CNN got bamboozled into thinking she was 24 years old)
Posted on 03/06/2012 8:56:23 AM PST by tobyhill
A week ago, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ridiculed a hearing organized by Republicans for featuring a panel of all male witnesses on the president's contraception policy.
On Thursday she's keeping the issue front and center and having her own event featuring a female witness the GOP barred from testifying.
Sandra Fluke, a 24-year-old Georgetown University Law student who supports the Obama administration's policy requiring health insurers to offer birth control coverage to women who work at religiously-affiliated organizations, will be the sole witness before Pelosi's all Democratic Policy Committee
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She is a grown up adult, even in the eyes of Obamacare, so she could have very easily bought her own insurance but she didn't want to because the Government, through her grants, are paying for the student insurance.
But she never mentioned her sex life or her own contraceptive use or cost during her artfully crafted and ridiculous presentation.
Ridiculous? Yes. She told the story of six women.
She claimed one of them was raped and didn't go to the doctor:
"even to be examined or tested for sexually transmitted infections because she thought insurance wasnt going to cover something like that, something that was related to a womans reproductive health."
I don't care what Georgetown's healthcare policy was. The problem of the woman who was raped is . . . she is an idiot, not that she doesn't have contraceptive coverage. Healthcare plans don't cover or fix idiocy.
Okay, at its core, this is either very bad “journalism”, or it was deliberate.
That pretty much defines the feminist left... "I won't even attempt to protect myself if it isn't free"
the Fems are going to be even more angry that she’s been blown in for being over 30 than for calling her a slut
The assertions she makes too about “friends” whose health was impacted, such as losing an ovary, by “lack” of contraception are just insane, as clearly there was a quite different major issue than pregnancy in such cases. Notice how robotically smug she appears. A number of people who have seen her have concluded she is a lesbian... so why does she need contraception?
This is from Feb. 23, 2012. why is it being posted now when it is obviously outdated information?
Liberals are the kind of people that if you rescued them from a burning building they’d complain that you should have knocked first. Knock and they’ll complain you should have rushed right in.
“Nancy Pelosi ridiculed a hearing organized by Republicans for featuring a panel of all male witnesses on the president’s contraception policy.”
ANOTHER LIBERAL LIE!!!! The Democrats were allow to submit names to be on the panel. The DEMOCRATS submitted (for a voice on their side) a few MALE names, the one that was picked and was to be on the panel, NEVER SHOWED UP! That was when the LEFT tried to pull a fast one and they tried to get Fluke on. Totally AGAINST the RULES. When they were told that she could not be on, the left pulled a media event and stormed right out to the cameras.
If having a women’s voice was so important why did they not submit a female on their list to be on the panel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pelosi should be ashamed of herself for using the church to advance her Liberal causes.
“Barack Obama can find the time to call a gender activist and wish her well in her political ambitions, but he can’t take a moment to contact the family of Brian Terry, the US Border Agent who was shot in the back by Mexican drug runners with arms supplied by Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious program.”...
This needs to be repeated many times before the November elections.... loudly!
The Left is using contraception is a code word for abortion.
The republicans are too slow and timid to bring in their own WOMAN for “testimony”
I’d love to see a chick up there sobbing....”why do the democrats hate CHILDREN???” “This is baby-hate, STRAIGHT UP!”
Fortunately she is past her prime childbearing years as well as being past her prime for marriage. It appears her problem is solving itself thanks to the free market.
Pray for America
The point was to show that CNN reported her as being a 24 year old student, not a 30 year old. Either the dems lied to CNN about their “witness’s” age or they invented her age out of thin air. Either is possible, but I tend to lean towards the former explanation.
I doubt CNN was bamboozled. They’re among the liars running this show.
I’ve seen four ages for her - 23, 24, 30, and 33. Can’t anyone get it right?
here NBC says she’s 23
She graduated in 2003 from Cornell with a BS in Policy and Management and Feminist & Sexuality Studies. So that makes her about 31.
Pelosi must be excommunicated: immediately, and very publicly.
She is a cynical communist hag intent upon the the deprecation, even the destruction, of the Catholic Church and to usurp much of its holdings for its refusal to comply with an unlawful government mandate.
Isn’t Flake a 32 year old professional student?
Never mind, I read on down- she’s 30.
if she was raped, she should have gone to the police...they will bring her to the ER for a rape exam, that includes STD check and treatment.
I’ve done many of these exams...
I don't believe the rape story. But, I can only imagine how traumatic it must be for a woman to go through such a thing. Everyone reacts differently, but ignoring it when there is so much help out there seems far fetched.