Skip to comments.Sandra Fluke: Opposing the Contraception Mandate Is Just Like Opposing Leukemia Coverage
Posted on 02/01/2013 6:08:35 PM PST by Kaslin
On MSNBC this afternoon, Sandra Fluke truly outdid herself, attempting to argue that the people who disagree with the contraception mandate on religious freedom grounds are in the same category as people who oppose insurance coverage for leukemia. Just...watch:
Sandra Fluke: Opponents to Contraception Mandate Have 'Very Extreme Ideas About
What's important to note is that some of the folks who are continuing to object to this policy are actually worried about employers who are private companies, not religiously affiliated employers in any way, but the boss has a particular religious concern, and they want to be able to deny their employees particular types of healthcare. Now if you take a step back and think about that, that's--you konw, you work at a restaurant, you work at a store, and your boss is able to deny you leukemia coverage, or contraception coverage, or blood transfusions, or any number of medical concerns that someone might have a religious objection to. So the folks who are still objecting have some very extreme ideas about religious freedom and employee healthcare in this country.
Fluke attended Georgetown Law, but it's not clear that she's particularly skilled at her craft: she's not making a terribly logical argument, and it's based on a false comparison anyway. Contraception is "preventative care," in that it's intended to head off a pregnancy, which--although at times inconvenient for the couple in question--is not a disease at all, but instead the result of a decision to have sex. Leukemia is cancer, a life-threatening illness, which requires prohibitively expensive treatment and most decidedly does not result from a decision about how to conduct one's romantic relationship.
By now, we're all aware of the faith community's reasoning for its position on the matter--including that of secular, but nonetheless faith-infused businesses such as Hobby Lobby--which is rooted more in moral teachings than the basic proceedings of logic. But honestly, even if I wasn't on the opposite side of the morality aisle from Fluke, I would find her argument severely lacking. I did, however, enjoy watching her beclown herself, and I invite you to take the opportunity to do the same. Happy Friday!
After much research and a couple of budget overruns, scientists who really understand this crap have discovered the main difference between a kludge and a fluke: nothing.
You are soooooo bad.
I did not know leukemia was a STD?
This subsidised mattress pilot is still yammering? Isn’t there Scooby Doo fan out there who would pay for her to fulfill their Velma-related fantasies?
Something smells fishy??
Oh. It’s Fluke.
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Flike's got a bad case.
Why are people giving the lunatics the stage? Just 100 mgs of Thorazine and they shuffle off sown the hallway just fine all on their own.
I think the clocks have broken. It is long past 15 minutes
Here’s the thing...every kid who attends Georgetown....has almost no idea of expenses because Dad is paying everything. I believe you can ask every single kid there to produce a credit card, and they will pull one out...in their dad’s name. They charge everything, and dad gets the bill a month later.
Fluke bitch, why can’t you pay for your contraceptives? Clothing and food are more important and expensive than condoms or pills, but you aren’t asking the government or your employer to cover them. Leukemia coverage is huge and most people are unable to pay such catastrophic costs, which is why we have health insurance in the first place, to pool our money in a private company to cover the few of us with catastrophic illnesses. We feel it’s a worthy bet. We’d rather pay insurance premiums than have leukemia so it works out for everyone.
Little things like condoms shouldn’t be a part of health insurance coverage at all. You are an idiot.
For a woman who has at least four sexual trysts a day, how is it possible for Sandra Fluke to have the time to opine about the contraceptive mandate (or anything else)? How can she still find time to go to school and do her homework (other than sex)? When does she sleep (other than sex)?
I've been ACCUSED of something.
I must now waste my time defending myself!
But, sadly; we the people end up subsidizing thousands upon thousands of little bastards yearly in this country.
WHEN will we wise up and say, "No more!"?
(Where's that Motivational thingy when ya need it?)
It seems she’d be trying to get pregnant so she could make news with her abortion.
I’d say, “What an ass!” but she’d probably take that as a come-on.
When will this ugly, ignorant woman’s 15 minutes be up?