Monday, March 05, 2012

The Passion of Miss Sandra Fluke

Just who is Sandra Fluke and why does she matter? The third year law student at Georgetown, a Jesuit university, testified last week before Nancy Pelosi’s House committee in support of the Obamacare mandate to provide free contraceptive products to one and all. The 30 yr old Miss Fluke was no neophyte to this cause. At Georgetown, she has served as president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, as vice president of the Women’s Legal Alliance, and as editor of the Journal of Gender and the Law. Today she is the re-born Joan of Arc, having testified, in essence, that “Congress should gut the First Amendment because it economically inconveniences the nation’s elite law students.” (Ben Johnson,

The fact that Georgetown Law does not cover contraception for students, Fluke testified, created “untenable burdens that impede our academic success” and proved Georgetown does not “live up to the Jesuit creed.” Contraception, she said, “can cost a woman over $3,000 a year during law school…that’s practically an entire summer’s salary.” She neglects to mention that $3,000 is enough to buy condoms for “protected sex” eight times a day. How’s that for sexual freedom?

As part of a Democrat effort to change the discussion from defending religious liberty against ObamaCare to one about the “subjugation of women,” Dems will attempt to make Fluke a feminist martyr. She and others who believe that institutions ought to be compelled to fund free birth control are, in effect, demanding a subsidy for having sex. No one is trying to prevent Sandra Fluke or anyone else from doing whatever they want in the privacy of their own bedrooms. “But what Fluke and President Obama are trying to do is to force religious institutions to pay for conduct their faith opposes.” The sovereign “assumes the right to insert himself into every aspect of daily life, including the provisions a Catholic college president makes for his secretary’s IUD.” (Mark Steyn, National Review, 3/5/12)

Those who care about life – including the life of a baby in the womb or out – within the benevolent embrace of Obamacare, need to remember how abortion became a Constitutional protected “right.” It started with a totally manufactured fight over contraceptives chosen to be a precursor to the abortion rights campaign. In Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court found a right to contraceptives in the Constitution under the heading of “privacy” which Justice Douglas discovered in the Bill of Rights (that) have “penumbras, formed by emanations from those guarantees that help give them life and substance.” In other words, there is no right to privacy in the Constitution so Bill Douglas invented one. Step one in the abortion campaign accomplished. Roe v. Wade completed the fraud, when Justice Blackmun found that the right to privacy, wherever it comes from, includes the right to abortion.

Now we’ve “progressed” to partial birth abortion and even post birth abortion. Then–State Senator Obama opposed -- in 2001, 2002, and 2003 -- successive versions of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, an Illinois bill that was meant to provide protection for babies born alive after attempted abortions. The bill gave the infants protection as legal persons and required physicians to provide them with care. Infanticide was fine with Sen. Obama, as long as NARAL and NOW approved.

President Obama and his court want us to be more like the enlightened Europeans. An article recently published in the Oxford Journal of Medical Ethics says that newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life.” The article entitled “After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live?” argued that “To bring up such (Downs) children might be an unbearable burden on the family and on society as a whole, when the state economically provides for their care.”

Welcome to Obamacare, and the brave new world of sexual freedom.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Professing to be wise, they have become foolish" is what the Bible says. We are seeing an example of that in this Ms. Fluke. Is she really serious that her sex life should be paid for and protected? She is ridiculous and crazy. And at a Jesuit school, no less. (But that does not surprise me at all).

Anyway, there are several definitions for "fluke" and this is the best one:

fluke - parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host

It is no fluke that this definition applies to Ms. Sandra.
Dori / Torrance

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad Rush used the "s--t" word. It shifted the focus away from the absurdity of Fluke's position. It's interesting that Rush apologized, and that Fluke refused to accept the apology, showing how petty she is. Fluke appeared on The View, and sat next to Joy Behar to talk about this. The irony is that Behar repeatedly called teaparty candidate Sharon Angle a "slut" (to audience applause), yet I don't recall a Behar apology nor handwringing about attacks on women. I don't recall an Obama phone call to Sarah or Bristol Palin to apologize and to make sure they were okay.

4:44 PM  

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