Obama calls Sandra Fluke, student in Limbaugh slut slur

By | March 2, 2012

Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown University testifies during a hearing before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in Washington, DC 23 February 2012US President Barack Obama has called a US law student to offer support after she was attacked by radio host Rush Limbaugh for her contraception views.

Mr Obama told Sandra Fluke he was disappointed she had been the subject of “unfortunate attacks”, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney.

Limbaugh called Ms Fluke a “slut” and suggested her testimony to US lawmakers made her “a prostitute”.

She was initially blocked by House Republicans from testifying.

Ms Fluke testified on 23 February in support of Mr Obama’s ruling that religiously affiliated institutions such as universities and hospitals should not be exempted from providing insurance to employees that covers all costs for medicinal contraceptives.

Limbaugh’s comments came during his radio show earlier in the week.

“What does it say about the college co-ed Susan [sic] Fluke who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex,” he said.

“It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.” …

via BBC News – Obama calls Sandra Fluke, student in Limbaugh slut slur.

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