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'Bride of Flukensteiní
CNSNews.com ^ | 3/6/2012 | Craig Bannister

Posted on 03/06/2012 1:39:23 PM PST by CNSNews.com

While the media’s still buzzing about The Sandra Fluke Story, Democrats have rolled out a disappointing sequel starring a nurse who can’t get free contraception because she works at a Catholic hospital that doesn’t provide such coverage for religious reasons.

Produced by DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), a conference call last Friday featured a nurse at a Catholic hospital in Tacoma, Washington who complained that the hospital’s insurance doesn’t cover contraception. The nurse’s comments echoed those of Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, who has become the focus of national media discussion.

“I currently work as a nurse at a Catholic hospital in Tacoma, Washington that doesn’t offer health insurance that covers birth control,” Megan Iturralade said during Friday’s conference call.

As usual, the sequel failed to live up to the original in terms of both dramatic content and production values.

Gone were the heart-wrenching anecdotes, as Iturralade shared no stories of nurses who had to turn and slink away in shame and embarrassment because the hospital had locked its medicine cabinet.

Gone were the extravagant, unsourced statistics. Iturradale made no claim that forty percent of her colleagues couldn’t afford their scrubs because of the high cost of paying for their own birth control.

“Without insurance coverage contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school,” Fluke told her event.

But, Iturralade simply complained that it’s expensive for her to have to pay for her birth control. “I remain on my parents’ health insurance because it’s difficult to afford the costs of paying for birth control out of pocket,” she said.

Wasserman Schultz’s production even lacked the theatrics and visual element of The Sandra Fluke story. Fluke performed for the cameras at a staged event on Capitol Hill hosted by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Iturralade was merely a faceless voice on a conference call.

Still, “Bride of Flukenstein” did manage to include some shameless product placement, as Iturralade was able to work in a plug for Obamacare:

“Thank goodness for the president’s health care reform law, which will allow me to remain on my parents’ insurance plan until I’m 26.”

“Now, because of the leadership of President Obama women like me will have access to free preventative care, including contraception no matter where we work, because our insurance companies and not our employers will cover contraceptive costs.”

But, Catholic institutions have vowed to fight being forced to provide coverage that violates their faith, so the story is still far from over.


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KEYWORDS: catholic; contraception; democratcorruption; democrats; dws; fluke; flukenstein; fraud; liberalfascism; obama; obamacare; obamamandate; prolife; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; wassermanschultz
While the media’s still buzzing about The Sandra Fluke Story, Democrats have rolled out a disappointing sequel starring a nurse who can’t get free contraception because she works at a Catholic hospital that doesn’t provide such coverage for religious reasons.
1 posted on 03/06/2012 1:39:26 PM PST by CNSNews.com
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This is a fight the Church can't afford to lose.

The dims want to force the Church to pay for abortions--and nothing less!

The Bishops are wise to this and so is everyone else.

2 posted on 03/06/2012 1:43:06 PM PST by Pietro
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“Thank goodness for the president’s health care reform law, which will allow me to remain on my parents’ insurance plan until I’m 26.” I bet they are so proud that they (we) can subsidize your slutty behavior.
3 posted on 03/06/2012 1:43:10 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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The lights must off in the room. Cockroaches - Fluke-Puke-Slut & Co etc - are coming out from everywhere.

Quick; turn on the lights!


4 posted on 03/06/2012 1:44:26 PM PST by carriage_hill
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I must be living in a different universe because I can’t imagine telling my parents I had to stay on their insurance policy because I wanted my birth control.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 1:45:56 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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You’d have enough money to buy them AND MORE if gas wasn’t so expensive.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 1:46:22 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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So this is the main fight they are fighting for? Free birth control (yes I know not free) for all? Sex for all?

These people are way beyond pathetic.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 1:47:37 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Pietro

> The Bishops are wise to this and so is everyone else.

SOME of the Bishops.

And, no, everyone else is not wise to this.

Most of them are drinking the MSM kool-aid.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 1:47:37 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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This whiner is free go go work at another hospital! Next she’ll be whining that her Catholic hospital refuses to perform abortions.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 1:47:53 PM PST by KansasGirl
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There are too many 5th column Catholics. Pray for them, all else has failed.
10 posted on 03/06/2012 1:52:35 PM PST by PosterPoster (That's nothing Fluke - Medicare doesn't cover ammo either. Now that's really fluked up!)
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“Now, because of the leadership of President Obama women like me will have access to free preventative care, including contraception no matter where we work, because our insurance companies and not our employers will cover contraceptive costs.”

Is she that stupid? She is a NURSE???
She thinks the Insurance companies are going to eat the cost of her BC?? They will simply pass it on to the customers and the Religious Institutions will still be forced to provide items that violate their faith........


11 posted on 03/06/2012 1:54:34 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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Free contraceptives are already available.

No this is an attack on churches and Freedom of Religion.

But Obama's problem is that he can get the dogs back after letting them loose. This issue will dog him through the election.

12 posted on 03/06/2012 1:56:58 PM PST by sr4402
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We need to separate Contraception from Abortion

Whenever they ask about the one we HAVE TO ASK about the other. KEEP THEM SEPERATE

Now as for contraception... I think it should be MANDATORY for welfare recipients

13 posted on 03/06/2012 1:57:13 PM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propagandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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With the lights on the cockroaches don’t want to come out

This loser didn’t even want to appear on camera- so they did a phone call to her...

LOL

Let me see if I can phone in my testimony next time I have to go to court


14 posted on 03/06/2012 2:04:12 PM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propagandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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—While the media’s still buzzing about The Sandra Fluke Story, Democrats have rolled out a disappointing sequel starring a nurse who can’t get free contraception because she works at a Catholic hospital that doesn’t provide such coverage for religious reasons.—

I’m seeing a pattern here, and the beginning of your post made me think of it. The press isn’t buzzing about Fluke. It’s buzzing about Limbaugh’s response. I don’t think they expected this to go that way. Imagine the Rush part of this never happened. What kind of political environment would this nurses story have been played into? And is this the second of many they want to parade in front of us?

Wouldn’t it be comical if Rush “stepping in it” derailed their actual plan.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 2:11:05 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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Cannot get free contraception, buy some!


16 posted on 03/06/2012 2:44:24 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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Back in the day when I needed it, I remember that my health care plan did not cover birth control pills, and it pretty much covered everything else. I paid my $25 every month out of my own pocket. In fact, I didn’t know anyone who’s health insurance covered birth control pills.

Has this nurse called Target? WalMart? CVS? We’ve already uncovered several outlets that offer generic B.C. pills for something like $10 a month? Skip one fast food lunch, doll, and you’ve paid for it.

They really think they’re going to milk this for weeks. Everyone’s tiring of hearing about it, and now that they’ll have to go back to attacking the Catholic Church, they’ll be back pissing people off.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 3:20:11 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Westbrook

My liberal neighbor and I were having this discussion the other night and his last comment to me was, “This BC issue is already settled in the minds of the American populace many of whom are Catholic. The Church needs to change their position on this and move into the 21st century”. I informed him that Church doctrine wasn’t run based on opinion polls. He seemed befuddle by that notion.

He is a member of a mainstream protestant church.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 3:32:23 PM PST by redangus
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But it’s not even about Birth Control, or even abortion.

It’s about FORCING a religious institution to *PAY* for insurance to cover these things that are ANTITHETICAL to their RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE, which is a FLAGRANT VIOLATION of the First Amendment and therefore UNLAWFUL!


19 posted on 03/06/2012 3:38:53 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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