The media obsession with birth control and hand wringing about “women’s health” is a red herring to distract Americans from the REAL issue: ANY mandate is an unconstitutional abuse of federal power, and this is a SERIOUS, DANGEROUS POWER GRAB by the Obama administration, and a direct assault on individual liberty and the constitution. Â The government has NO right to force ANY citizen or group to provide, purchase or sell a product or service against their will. PERIOD. THAT’S THE STORY THE MEDIA DOESN’T WANT YOU TO HEAR.
Sandra Fluke is a 30 year old former president of the Law Students for Reproductive Justice -Â a liberal political activist who chose to attend an extremely conservative Jesuit university with strong, traditional Catholic values. Â Why, one has to wonder? Â Is it so she could use her influence to undercut everything they stand for? Â That’s exactly the purpose, according to Jammie Wearing Fools:
“In one of her first interviews she is quoted as talking about how she reviewed Georgetownâ€™s insurance policy prior to committing to attend, and seeing that it didnâ€™t cover contraceptive services,Â she decided to attend with the express purpose of battling this policy. During this time, she was described as a 23-year-old coed. Magically, at the same time Congress is debating the forced coverage of contraception, she appears and is even brought to Capitol Hill to testify. This morning, in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show, it was revealed that she is 30 years old,Â NOT the 23 that had been reported all along.
In other words, folks, you are being played. She has been an activist all along and the Dems were just waiting for the appropriate time to play her.”
The fact is – as Dick Morris was first to insist – the Left has concluded that abortion is no longer a winning issue (that’s right – as we keep having all the babies and those babies grow up loving the idea of family – the ground is shifting), so they threw contraception into the issue. The idea is to create the myth that Republicans hate contraception, hate women, and are out to enslave us all.
So Obama throws down the gauntlet – like the tyrannical kings we once fled – to demand that Catholic institutions provide free contraceptives to employees and students.
Congress holds hearings on whether this is a violation of First Amendment rights and a self-identified 23-year-old coed wants to testify. She has no professional standing of any kind, so she is refused.
Nancy Pelosi then stages a hearing for the Propaganda Press – it looks just like a real hearing and the PP swarm all over it – where this “co-ed claims that she is going broke paying 1000/year for contraception and that most other Georgetown coeds are in the same boat. (I still would like to know how many lattes, iPhones, DVDs, eye shadows these hot-to-trot coeds are able to afford.)
Unless you are aÂ pod person,Â it doesn’t take much to figure out that we are being duped. Essentially Obama is demanding another entitlement – free contraception/abortion/sterilization – and he is imposing his own morality on that of the Catholic Church – an institution far older than the United States of America or any other political system.
With the help of a staged “hearing” hosted by Nanci Pelosi, Fluke talked openly about her sex life for an adoring media audience and shared a sob story about how oppressed she is because she needs $3000 a year worth of contraception every year and the big bad Catholics who run the school don’t want to pay for her…*ahem*…”extra curricular activities.” Â Exactly how many condoms can you buy for $3000? Â And how is it that she can afford aÂ $23,000 a year tuition at Georgetown Law but can’t afford to take responsibility for her own sex life?
At a dollar a condom if she shops at CVS pharmacyâ€™s website, that $3,000 would buy her 3,000 condoms â€“ or, 1,000 a year…Assuming itâ€™s not a leap year, thatâ€™s 1,000 divided by 365 â€“ or having sex 2.74 times a day, every day, for three straight years.
[M]aybe theseÂ female law studentsÂ could cut back on some other expenses to make room for more birth control in their budgets, instead of making us pick up the tab. With classes and studying and all that sex, who’s got time for cable?
And, let’s not forget about these deadbeat boyfriends (or random hook-ups?) who are having sex 2.74 times a day. If Fluke’s going to ask the government to force anyone to foot the bill for her friends’ birth control, shouldn’t it be these guys?
All of this seems toÂ suggestÂ at least two important conclusions:
- If these women want to have sex, we shouldn’t be forced to pay for it, and
- If these co-eds really are this guy crazy, I should’ve gone to law school
MRC decided to test Fluke’s claims that contraception was not accessible near Georgetown University and that even married couples couldn’t afford to buy them. Â The result is a scathing moment of hilarity:
View at MRC.tv
We taxpayers are minding our own business. We are, for the most part, passively ignoring America’s cultural rot.
But our passivity is not enough for the Democrats. They demand that we pay for behaviors which are in conflict with the principles, values and faith of many Americans.
Ms Fluke, Americans do not care how many out-of-wedlock sexual encounters you may have. But, when you go before Congress in an attempt to demonize us for not subsidizing your activities, you are infringing on our freedom; forcing your values down our throats.
You guys on the left are always the aggressors. When we say “no”, your media machine attempts to portray us as the aggressive bad guys.
Also, am I weird or old-fashioned for thinking it a bit shameful for a woman to go before congressional committee to basically say, I sleep around a lot and demand that taxpayers pay for my birth-control?
The NBC coverage on this last night made me want to puke. Â They kept framing the debate as being about “women’s health” and “contraception,” not unconstitutional mandates and violations of 1st Amendment religious freedoms. Â They implied that the all-male panel representing multiple religious groups at the real congressional hearing was sexist because they were testifying about “women’s health” (they weren’t – they were testifying about religious freedom), and portrayed Fluke as a victim of sexism because Rush Limbaugh referred to her as a “slut”Â on his radio program.
The only input in the news story from a conservative viewpoint was a video clip of Mona Charen replying to a question about Limbaugh’s remarks, saying “he could have worded it better.” Â Knowing Mona, I’m sure she could care less about Limbaugh and had a lot more to say about the mandate itself, the ridiculous claims about the “threat” to women’s health and the real threat to constitutional liberties, but NBC wouldn’t want to air those comments. Â That would shatter the narrative they’re trying to build that the GOP is a white man’s party that hates women. Â They’d rather restrict a conservative woman’s input on the debate solely to observations on another conservative’s “controversial” take.
The only women who are allowed to voice an opinion on the debate itself are liberals, since only liberal women truly represent the “woman’s viewpoint,” in the media’s eyes. Â Conservative women are considered traitors to their sex and their insights on the issue are irrelevant.
The scandalously biased and unprofessional coverage of this story should lay to rest any remaining doubt that the mainstream media has officially become the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party. Â The media is clearly covering for one of the most audacious and dangerous executive power grabs in history.
The Left is obsessed withÂ establishing legal precedentsÂ for their unconstitutional agenda. Â If the Obamacare Mandate is allowed to stand, it will set a precedent for government to unconstitutionally force citizens to engage in commerce: to dictate what citizens mustÂ buy and sell, and at what price, and how, and to whom. Â With such powers, there is literally nothing the government can’t force you to do, and no unalienable right that cannot be trampled.
Obama is so sympathetic to the woman who created dramatic media theater to draw attention away from this reality that he personally called her up to thank her and told her that her parents should be proud.
The parents of murdered border agent Brian Terry, who was killed by a gun that Obama’s Justice Department deliberately smuggled into the hands of drug cartels, still have never received a phone call from the President. Â Guess we can see where Obama’s priorities lie.