Rush Limbaugh's Criticism of the Georgetown Law School Student03/02/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk about the controversy over birth control. Yesterday there was a vote to limit access to contraception in the US Senate. Also yesterday radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh made some controversial remarks regarding a woman who recently testified to Congress on the need for contraception coverage in health care reform Raw Story reports:" Limbaugh on Wednesday called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a â€œprostituteâ€ and a â€œslutâ€ because of her testimony in Congress about contraception.
Fluke explained that her friend, a lesbian, could not afford the oral contraception she needed to prevent ovarian cysts from forming because her university refused to pay for them on religious grounds.
â€œAfter months of paying over $100 out-of pocket, she just couldnâ€™t afford her medication anymore, and she had to stop taking it,â€ Fluke testified. â€œWithout her taking the birth control, a massive cyst the size of a tennis ball had grown on her ovary. She had to have surgery to remove her entire ovary as a result.â€
But on his show, Limbaugh accused Fluke of not being able to afford contraception because she was â€œhaving so much sex.â€ Then on Thursday, he demanded that women post sex tapes online if they use insurance-covered birth control." FMI Sandra Fluke attacked by Rush Limbaugh