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Georgetown student responds to Limbaugh's 'slut' comment

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Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke said Friday she was stunned when conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” earlier this week for advocating that health insurance plans cover contraception.

Ms. Fluke told NBC’s “Today” she was “very upset that on the first day of Women’s History Month,” a woman “is being called these names in an attempt to silence me.”

Ms. Fluke testified about Georgetown’s contraception policy last week as the sole witness in a special hearing held by House Democrats after Republicans had blocked her from testifying in a hearing targeting President Obama’s contraception coverage mandate as part of his new health law.

Because the Jesuit university won’t pay for contraception in student health plans, Ms. Fluke said she had to pay as much as $1,000 a year out-of-pocket and said she has friends with ovarian cysts who encountered serious complications because they couldn’t afford to buy birth control pills.

Mr. Limbaugh termed her a “prostitute” on Wednesday for her comments, saying she wants taxpayers to pay her to have sex — even though Ms. Fluke was advocating in favor of a recent order by the administration for employers to cover contraception for their workers without charging a co-pay or deductible.

Mr. Limbaugh went even further Thursday, defending his statements and suggesting that women who obtain birth control through their insurance should post their sex tapes online.

“So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you feminazis, here’s the deal,” he said. “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives — and thus pay for you to have sex — we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”

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