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Obama Calls Sandra Fluke To Say Thank You [Video]

Obama Calls Sandra Fluke To Say Thank You [Video]

 

The past week has been a whirlwind for those following the story of Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law Student who was denied a chance to testify at Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) hearing on the impact of insurance coverage for contraception.

While the denial, levied because she was supposedly not “qualified” to speak, is cause enough for outrage, it was the verbal attacks of radio personality Rush Limbaugh (and other Conservaties) that mobilized the internet. Since accusing Fluke of being a “slut” and a “prostitution,” for advocating female access to contraceptives, Limbaugh has been the target of a viral outcry. Sites like Reddit, Twitter and Facebook have been ablaze as hundreds of thousands call upon advertisers to pull their commercials from Limbaugh’s radio program.

And the surge of men and women offended by Limbaugh’s comments has already seen success: a growing number of companies have either pulled or suspended their ads on the show.

Through it all, Fluke has remained poised, speaking with grace on behalf of women here, and around the world. The only time I’ve seen her truly rattled, is in the clip below, where Fluke describes receiving a thank you call from President Barack Obama.

Sandra, I think I speak for the Care2 community when I say we, too, are extremely proud of you.

 

Related Reading:

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5:47PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Well that's the least he can do...

5:45PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Well that's the least he can do...

5:05PM PST on Mar 9, 2012

I'm kind of disgusted with the woman bashing of women in these comments. Our male masters have manipulated and succeeded in turning us against each other. Calling our sisters "sluts" & "whores" for wanting access to birth control while men sit back & enjoy what they've created. Woman hating women who are so ignorant that they mindlessly do what they are told by their over indulgent white-bread hypocritical keepers.

12:45PM PST on Mar 8, 2012

Good grief people, do your research and get a CLUE! It's not about the government paying for birth control. (FYI, women whose income is below a certain amount can go to their local health dept. and get FREE or low cost birth control already, which is GOVERNMENT funded.) That is NOT the issue. The issue is about making private insurance companies cover BC pills on their prescription plans. If they pay for Viagra for men, they should also pay for the pill. Honestly, it seems to me that some people post comments to these articles after only reading the headlines, or listening to the talking heads like Limbaugh and cannot make an informed decision for themselves through a simple bit of research.
So, all of you that agree with Limbaugh, please explain exactly why you believe INSURANCE COMPANIES should not be required to pay for birth control pills, even if it's a medical necessity. WHY shouldn't they? Would you like it if they suddenly chose to not pay for CANCER drugs? What about the antibiotic your child might need to overcome some illness? You'd be raising Cain if those companies refused to pay for that, wouldn't you? Again, it's not about the government paying for anything, it's about INSURANCE COMPANIES refusing to cover them, despite the fact that women pay their premiums just the same as all the men using Viagra and other ED medications.

5:54PM PST on Mar 7, 2012

I think she's a NUT and I guess all OBUMMER has to do these days is make phone calls to NUTS. Takes one to know one !!

9:32AM PST on Mar 7, 2012

I don't think the govt. should be subsidizing birth control. Why do people think they are entitled to get free things like this?

3:41PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

Good for the prez! Interested to see where all this will take Sandra.

9:39AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

Now, I have a question...Really....just a question because it is something I don't understand.

I want to preface my question by saying that I have never been a Rush Limbaugh follower - zealots, on either side, end up being destructive to the process. I also don't like Ann Coulter and I think that Sarah Palin is living the dream that Gloria Steinam told us we could have in the 70's and in that way is a great model. Politically, I'm not such a fan. Both of these women have been called rude/crude and vulgar names by Bill Mahr (a zealot on the left, I think). Why is there no conversation/outrage about that?

9:34AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

Wende ~
I was thinking about what you said when I was driving home, just now. It doesn't make sense to me that it is the banks at the bottom of the economic problems in Greece, for example. First of all, it is counter to their interest - making money - to have the economy collapse. Secondly, the citizens in the streets aren't protesting the banks, they are protesting the loss of their benifits/entitlements and pay cuts. Many of those losses were dictated to Greece by the European Union as a part of their aggreeing to shore up the economy. Anyway, I'd love to read your information.

8:45AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

I think Obama is a caring, compassionate man and like what he stands for.

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