Women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke talks up President Obama’s views on women’s health in a new Huffington Post op-ed. On Wednesday afternoon, Fluke will introduce Obama at a campaign rally in Denver.
Fluke points to several places where Obama comes down on the side of women’s health and Mitt Romney does not, including health care reform:
As of one week ago, thanks to Obamacare, 47 million nationwide who are starting to get preventive care, like cancer screenings, well-woman visits and contraception, at no cost.
Fluke also recalls the personal support she received from the president when Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” and a “prostitute” earlier this year — and notes that Romney did not defend her.
When Rush Limbaugh called me a “slut” and a “prostitute” for speaking about medical needs for contraception, Mr. Romney could only say that it “wasn’t the language [he] would have used.” If Mr. Romney can’t stand up to the extreme voices in his own party, we know he’ll never stand up for women and protect the rights that generations of women fought so hard to ensure.
Fluke became a national figure earlier this year when, as a third-year law student, Senate Republicans blocked her — or any women — from testifying in support of the health care law’s contraception coverage mandate. The situation then escalated thanks to incendiary comments from Limbaugh.