Here's your answer, Toni.
by Paul C - 3/1/12 4:37 PM
In Reply to: So by TONI H
1. http://biggovernment.com/tag/sandra-fluke/ (hat tip to the late Andrew Breitbart - you'll be sorely missed, brother.)
As a student at Cornell and treasurer of a a pro-choice organization at the school, Sandra Fluke, helped shut down a pro-life speech on Cornell's campus by counter protesting. She argued that a pro-life organization at Cornell was about "manipulating [students'] emotions" with misleading statistics about abortion. But when it is her turn to speak on Capitol Hill, the third-year Georgetown Law Student demands she gets her say in a hearing that has nothing to do with birth control.
Fluke, who was awarded a B.S. in Policy Analysis & Management, and a Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies degree from Cornell in 2003, has since become a cause celebre among the political left-wing because she wasn't allowed to testify in a congressional hearing. The Washington Post has even called her an "expert witness."
She got her bachelor's in 2003; this is 2012. We can therefore assume that she is too old to be covered by her parents' medical insurance - even under Obamacare.
2. Georgetown University is a Catholic university. I needn't say more, but I will. From Steven's original post:
At Thursday's staged hearing, Fluke said she chose to go to law school at Georgetown because it offers a quality education, but she also expected the school to accommodate students who do not share the Catholic belief that contraceptives, abortifacients, and sterilization are immoral.
Fluke said Georgetown, a Jesuit school, does not provide contraceptive coverage in its student health plan, a situation that places "financial, emotional and medical burdens" on students. (emphasis mine)
She expressed gratitude for the Obama administration's contraception mandate, which will force religiously affiliated schools and hospitals to provide services that some religions, including Catholicism, find morally wrong and impermissible.
Really, Sandra, did you for a New York minute really expect a university run by a religious denomination that opposes contraception on purely doctrinal grounds to roll over for you? Or, as is more likely, did you go to Georgetown with every intent of stirring up this faux issue in an election year? IMHO, the Left's war on religion continues - and Ms. Fluke is little more than political cannon fodder in it. And, just a little more, from the February 16th hearing at which Ms. Fluke was not allowed to testify:
During the Feb. 16 hearing, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) asked Rabbi Meir Soloveichik of Yeshiva University about the nature of the hearing - was it about contraception and abortifacients or religious freedom?
"This is absolutely an issue of the religious freedom and only of religious freedom," Soloveichik responded. "For our members of this Committee or of Congress or of the Executive Branch who are concerned about access to contraception, they can seek through legislation or otherwise to ensure greater access to that as that can be debated in Congress, the members of Congress can vote on that, et cetera.
"And they are absolutely entitled and able to do that as members of Congress under the powers granted to them by the Constitution," Soloveichik said.
"What they cannot do -- and that's why we're here today -- is to achieve this end by trampling on the religious freedom and the liberty of conscience of Americans and they can't do that because that would be a violation of the Constitution that both members of Congress and of the Executive Branch have sworn to uphold and protect," Soloveichik said. (Emphasis mine)
There is a name for governments which attempt to force their will even in what Roman Catholics call "matters of faith and morals". That name is 'totalitarian state". If the President, Congresswoman Pelosi, all the other members of the radical left and their allies in the Great American Leftmedia wish to challenge this basic principle of freedom, then let it be so. They will fail.
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