Rush Limbaugh is a SLUT

When they do exist, these exceptions don’t accomplish their well-intended goals because when you let university administrators or other employers, rather than women and their doctors, dictate whose medical needs are legitimate and whose aren’t, a woman’s health takes a back seat to a bureaucracy focused on policing her body.

Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke went before congress last week to argue on behalf of all women in the United States who need birth control, though it is not currently supplied under specific religious health care packages- and now Congress is considering passing the Fortenberry, Rubio, and Blunt religious legislation that would allow even more employers and institutions to refuse contraceptive coverage for women in the United States.

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As you can see by the video above, Sandra was well spoken, respectful and quite honestly she was needed there for all women who are struggling with the same disposition. She noted without insurance, contraception can cost almost $3,000 during law school and 40% of students at Georgetown law struggled financially and could not afford their prescriptions. Fluke told a heartfelt story of a friend of hers (who was gay, and was not using birth control as a form of pregnancy prevention) who has polycystic ovarian cancer, and used hormonal birth control to treat her condition. The friend ended up being in the hospital during her final exam week as a direct effect of not being able to afford her prescription of birth control under her health insurance. The woman had to have one of her ovaries removed. Fluke stressed her battle was not over the religion aspect, however, it is more of a battle for women’s healthcare.

We refuse to pick between a quality education and our health, and we resent that, in the 21st century, anyone thinks it’s acceptable to ask us to make this choice simply because we are women.

Rush Limbaugh is a conservative radio talk show host who completely dismissed Fluke’s presentation by calling her a slut on national public radio (below). Limbaugh, being conservation, represents a large majority of the Republican party. We can only hope his comments solely belong to him, and no one agrees with his disrespectful opinion on women’s healthcare, or lack there of.

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Instances like these are the direct problem of women oppression. Reproductive rights are not a joking manner and should not take back seat priority over other issues. Denying women birth control coverage within their healthcare is stupid and selfish and ends in devastating circumstances. Why wait to change things when they’re only getting worse?

 

 

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