Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law graduate and progressive activist attacked by Rush Limbaugh for her comments to Congress about insurance coverage for contraception, talks about the impact of President Obama’s health care law and what it means for women’s health issues. She explains how it’s “an incredible step forward” for women, men and families, beyond the contraception issue, that would all be undone by a Romney/Ryan White House. As far as a “war on women,” she says you can call it what you want but the legislative attacks on women’s health and pay are very real issues.
When Clinton introduced Sandra Fluke, the law student whom Rush Limbaugh had just a month earlier called a “slut,” she startled everyone by saying, “She and I actually have something in common. We’ve both been attacked by Rush Limbaugh. . . . She was 30, I was thirteen. In 1993 he said . . . ‘You may know that the Clintons have a cat, Socks, in the White House. They also have a dog.’ And then he put a picture of me on the screen.” If she hadn’t had everyone’s undivided attention before, she certainly did then.
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That was at 92Y. You can watch video of that part right here.
Have you wondered how Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University Law student whom Rush Limbaugh attacked a few weeks ago, dealt with it all? In a panel discussion co-presented by Glamour magazine last night at 92Y, “Running in Heels: Where Are the Women Candidates for 2012?” (full video here), Chelsea Clinton shared her own story of being attacked by Limbaugh as a 13-year-old and asked Fluke about her experience.