Posted 5 years ago on March 4, 2012, 6:42 a.m. EST by richardkentgates
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There’s a war going on as I write this post—a war that will determine precisely what kind of country we will become in the 21st century. And Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown law school, has emerged as the hero of the hour in this war.
Ms. Fluke, former president of the Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice and an editor on the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, had been engaged in a struggle with Georgetown University over the university’s refusal to provide insurance coverage for contraception. Prevented last week from testifying at the overtly misogynistic hearing Republicans held in the House of Representatives, she was given a forum to speak at a Democratic event, where she reported that students at her university often pay as much as $1000 a year for contraceptives.
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